Organic Chamomile Tea, Loose Leaf Herbal Tea
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Organic Camomile
Loose - Organic - Herbal Tea

CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Very aromatic with a fruity tending floral flavor.
INGREDIENTS: Camomile blossoms, Organic Certified Organic by Pro-Cert Organic Systems (Organic Equivalency with COR, NOP, EU, JAS)
INGREDIENTS FROM: Egypt
REGION(S): Nile River Delta
GROWING ALTITUDES: 1 - 100 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): 1st Grade New Crop, Large
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Traditional process, Small batch crafted, Air and sun dried
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Low
CAFFEINE LEVEL: None - Caffeine Free Herb
KOSHER: Yes
VEGETARIAN: Yes
VEGAN: Yes
ARTISANAL NOTES: Small batch blended and packed in Canada.
INFUSION: Tending light and yellowish
INFORMATION:
The Nile Delta, grows the finest Camomile in the world, and is perhaps the oldest continually farmed piece of land on earth. For at least as far back as 5000 years, farmers have sewn seeds and pruned crops in the Delta, coaxing lush fields of every imaginable variety to bloom and blossom. To say the region has history is an understatement. The Nile Delta features prominently in the Old Testament of the Bible where it is called the Land of Goshen. As such it was the place the Israelites called home for 400 years before being led out of Egypt by Moses.

What made the Delta so fertile? Annual flooding. Every year the Nile would burst its banks and flood the plains alongside the river. River-silt loaded with nutrients and minerals would be carried and deposited along the banks. This silt served as a natural fertilizer for the year's crops and made the flood a highly anticipated event.
Although the 1902 completion of the Aswan dam put an end to the annual flood, to this day the Nile Delta is still home to wonderfully rich soil that infuses its agricultural produce with intense flavor.
This organic Egyptian Camomile is a perfect example of the Delta's agricultural bounty. Grown in accordance with European organic standards, this pure herbal tea produces a cup that is at once lively and relaxing. On the nose, the cup presents a soothing floral bouquet. On the tongue, the infusion impresses with exceptionally lively honey notes. A freshly brewed cup is as relaxing as watching the sun set over the Nile and as flavorful as a pot of fresh honey.
That said, you won't need a Rosetta stone to understand the flavor of this fantastic flower - it's superb. (The Rosetta stone was discovered in the Nile Delta.)

Camomile is also spelled Chamomile.

STEEPING TIME
TEA CUP 8oz (237ml) 10oz (296ml) 12oz (355ml)
AMOUNT 1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 1.5 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon"
MILD 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min
MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min
STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min
We recommend 3-5 min

TEA POT 18oz (532ml) 36oz (1064ml) 48oz (1419ml)
AMOUNT 2 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 4 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 6 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon"
MILD 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min
MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min
STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min
We recommend 3-5 min.

SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS:
MILK NO, SUGAR NO, LEMON OK, MINT OK.

IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100C/212F

HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Liter/Quart): Place 12 slightly heaping teaspoons of herbal tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1 cups/315ml over the herbal tea. Steep for 5-10 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced herb & fruit tea is to increase the strength of hot brew since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.

ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving):
Place 2 slightly heaping teaspoons of herbal tea into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the herbal tea. Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional serving. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed herb & fruit tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted.

FOOD SAFETY ADVISORY: We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea. Today's water has been known to carry viruses, parasites and bacteria. Boiling the water will kill these elements and reduce the potential incidence of water-borne illnesses.

RECOMMENDATION: We recommend the use of our '1 Cup of Perfect Tea' measuring spoon for best results. Please contact Blue Monkey Tea to place an order.

ANTIOXIDANT BENEFIT: For a greater antioxidant benefit brew longer and use more tea.