Clean and subtle, these flowers are also wonderfully calming and, of course, caffeine free.
The general rule of thumb is that all herbs should be infused at 100°C, to dissolve the essential oils. After long experimentation looking for the best flavour extraction, we found that chamomile (like tea), contains bitter compounds. The best flavours are released at lower temperatures – treat it like a green tea, 70°C. This brings out all the sweetness and leaves the bitterness behind. It is the only exception to the herbal rule.
Use 2g of flowers per 150ml of water.
For the optimum infusion use 70°C (158°F) water.
Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.
You can infuse these herbs at least three times. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.
Cost Per Cup
16p per cup based on 2g of tea per 150ml of water and 3 infusions.
Matricaria recutita or German chamomile is a beautiful flower and makes a delicious herbal infusion. Our famous, celebrated and beloved whole chamomile flowers are sourced from a small Croatian farm.
We source the very best flowers that a carefully hand processed. Without the hurly-burly of industrial machines the delicate flowers are kept whole.