If you have regular unflavored chamomile tea at home, you can make chamomile tea taste better following the best chamomile tea recipes and best tips given in this page.
Chamomile tea is available in many different flavors if you like to try new varieties. See below some of the delicious flavored chamomile teas available online.
Flavored Chamomile Teas
Chamomile tea is made from dried chamomile flowers and so naturally chamomile tea is a caffeine free drink which comes with many health benefits including its ability to promote a good night’s sleep.
Chamomile flower tea is the perfect natural drink if you love mild herbal teas.
One of the most common questions asked is how to make chamomile tea taste better as the tea itself is quite mild and may feel bland to some without any flavor enhancers or sweeteners.
If you are wondering how to make chamomile tea taste better and if you are in a hurry, try this honey vanilla chamomile tea which is delicious on its own!
What Does Chamomile Tea Taste Like?
Chamomile tea is a mild herbal tea made from dried chamomile flowers (daisy flowers) and it has a very mild flowery flavor and taste.
It’s not sweet on its own nor its bitter in taste unless you add too many tea bags to increase the flavor. I usually like to add one or two chamomile tea bags to make one cup of chamomile tea.
If you want more mild tea, you can just use one tea bag and if you want more chamomile flavor, you may use more tea bags.
However, if you like strong flavored teas, chamomile tea may seem quite bland to you and you may like to add new flavors to it to make it taste better.
Read more about what does chamomile tea taste like here.
How To Make Chamomile Tea Taste Better Without Using Sugar?
Don’t get me wrong, regular chamomile tea tastes good even with out sugar, sweetener or any flavor enhancers.
I love to drink chamomile tea as it is even without any sweeteners or flavors, although I love to add raw honey as well and enjoy it as well when I want to flavor it.
However, I know that not everyone enjoys the chamomile tea just as it is, because the flavor of chamomile tea is quite subtle and mild.
If you do not want to use sugar but want to make the chamomile tea taste better without sugar, you can try raw honey (just like I do sometimes!) or you can use other natural sweeteners like pure maple syrup (make sure to use the natural 100% pure maple syrup) or your favorite natural sweeteners.
I also have this honey green tea recipe here where green tea is sweetened with honey and you can also find there tips to make green tea without making it taste bitter!
You can read here the best chamomile tea recipes along with more tips on how to make chamomile tea taste better.
Does Chamomile Tea Have Caffeine?
No, chamomile tea does not have caffeine.
Chamomile tea is a herbal tea made of chamomile flowers and it is caffeine free which makes it the perfect choice for those who are looking for caffeine free tea & drinks to add to their diet.
Since the chamomile tea is naturally caffeine free, it has many advantages over regular tea or coffee and also has many health benefits including aiding better sleep, better digestion, stress relief etc!
Does Drinking Chamomile Tea Help You To Sleep Better?
Chamomile tea has got so many health benefits from the natural flowers used to make the chamomile tea. Chamomile tea is made from dried daisy flowers and so its naturally caffeine free.
It is known as a herbal remedy for anxiety and natural stress relief.
Having a cup of fresh chamomile tea is believed to have calming effect on your mind and bring you a night of peaceful night of sleep (since there is no caffeine to interfere with the sleep and there are natural tranquilizers in chamomile which promotes sleep).
However chamomile tea is a herbal tea and those who have allergy to chamomile or daisy flowers should not use it.
Also if you have any medical conditions for which you take medicines, please check with your doctor before taking any new herbs or herbal teas.
I am not a doctor so if you have any medical concerns over any herbal teas including chamomile tea you should check with your doctor first, and you may use the article only for discussion purposes.
How long does it take for chamomile tea to work?
If you want to try chamomile tea for better sleep, you may try so by drinking a cup of chamomile tea before going to bed. Chamomile tea usually starts working within a few minutes, so you may drink it 15 to 30 minutes before you go to bed which will help you to feel calm and go to sleep naturally.
Another herbal tea known for its ability to help with sleep and anxiety is lavender tea. You can also buy here one of the best herbal teas which has calming effects and will help with good sleep – rose chamomile lavender tea.
In this post, let us see the best chamomile tea recipes for sleep, stress relief and anxiety relief and we will also see how to make chamomile tea taste better.
You can make fresh chamomile tea from dried chamomile flowers or you can buy natural chamomile tea bags to make the chamomile tea easily.
If you use dried chamomile flowers powder, you can use almost 1 tablespoon of dried powder in place of 1 chamomile tea bag (that is either use 1 tablespoon dry chamomile tea powder or use chamomile 1 tea bag). If you want more strong flavor, you can use two teabags instead of one teabag.
How To Make Chamomile Tea From Tea Bags?
Chamomile tea bags are made using dried chamomile flowers and you can easily make chamomile tea at your home using chamomile tea bags.
Here I will show you two chamomile tea recipes, one chamomile tea recipe on stove top and the other chamomile tea recipe on microwave.
The microwave chamomile tea recipe is quick and instant tea recipe which is super easy to make. The first chamomile tea recipe on stove top discusses how to make chamomile tea recipe on stove top which is the traditional method of making chamomile tea.
As I already mentioned above, I use pure raw organic honey to make chamomile tea taste better.
You can also use other natural sweeteners like pure maple syrup, stevia etc if that is your preference.
However I suggest using pure raw organic honey itself in this chamomile tea recipes not just to make chamomile tea taste better, but also raw honey aids better sleep and have many health benefits.
The combination of chamomile tea and pure raw organic honey is believed to help with promoting good sleep and also reduce anxiety issues and provides natural stress relief.
You can use more natural ingredients other than the natural sweeteners to make chamomile tea taste better for both stove top method and microwave method. I will add this information towards the end of this post. Let us see the chamomile tea recipes first!
I am using chamomile tea bags for the chamomile tea recipes here. If you are using dried chamomile powder, you can filter the tea before you drink it.
So here you can see the recipe for chamomile tea from tea bags.
Ingredients to make chamomile tea
1 chamomile tea bag
1 cup water
1 tablespoon organic raw honey
Step by step instructions
To make chamomile tea using microwave
Heat the water in microwave for 1 minute in a microwave safe cup.
Add the chamomile tea bag to the hot water, let it sit for about 5 minutes.I use a steel spoon to press the tea bag into the water, so it won’t float on top.
After 5 minutes, remove the tea bag (you can squeeze the tea bag to add the last bit of flavor to the cup of tea), add the raw honey and mix well using a spoon. Enjoy the warm chamomile tea and relax yourself!
If you want you can heat the tea in the microwave for about 5 to 10 seconds to make it hot.
To make chamomile tea on stove top
Heat the water in a saucepan, bring it to a boil.
Transfer the hot water to a cup containing the chamomile tea bag. (Pour the hot water into the cup with chamomile tea bag). Let it sit for about 5 minutes.
Remove the tea bag, add the raw honey to the tea and enjoy the relaxing chamomile tea sweetened with pure and organic raw honey.
To make iced chamomile tea:
To make iced tea, just cool down the tea to room temperature and then chill it in the refrigerator.
Once the tea is cold, add ice cubes and serve!
How to make large batch of chamomile tea?
If you want more servings of chamomile tea so that you can store it and sip the tea when you want throughout the week, you may prepare large batch of chamomile tea to make multiple servings.
In this recipe, we only made a small cup of chamomile tea which you can easily make in the microwave.
If you want to make large quantities of tea, you will need to prepare hot water accordingly, which you can do on stove top since it will be difficult to do on microwave.
Also you can use more tea bags and more honey to sweeten the tea as you need.
The steeping time of the tea will remain the same. Just increase the amount of ingredients proportionately to make more servings of tea.
As I mentioned earlier, if you wish to make iced tea, cool the tea to room temperature, then refrigerate the prepared tea. Once the tea is cold, serve the tea with added ice cubes for delicious iced chamomile tea!
How to store chamomile tea?
If you make large quantities of tea, it is a good idea to store the prepared tea for later use.
You can store the tea in the refrigerator for a couple of days (transfer to refrigerator once the tea is cooled to room temperature) and you can serve later as you need. If you want hot or warm tea, just heat on stove top or you can heat the tea in microwave safe mugs or cups. Otherwise, just add ice cubes to enjoy iced tea.
For longer storage, you can transfer the tea to ice cube trays and store for even more days, though I haven’t stored this for more than a couple of weeks.
Below you can get the recipes for sweetened chamomile tea recipes in detail.
Chamomile Tea Recipes, How To Make Chamomile Tea From Tea Bags
- 1 chamomile tea bag
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon organic raw honey
To make chamomile tea using microwave
- Heat the water in microwave for 1 minute in a microwave safe cup.
- Add the chamomile tea bag to the hot water, let it sit for about 5 minutes.I use a steel spoon to press the tea bag into the water, so it won’t float on top.
- After 5 minutes, remove the tea bag (you can squeeze the tea bag to add the last bit of flavor to the cup of tea), add the raw honey and mix well using a spoon. Enjoy the warm chamomile tea and relax yourself! If you want you can heat the tea in the microwave for about 5 to 10 seconds to make it hot.
To make chamomile tea on stove top
- Heat the water in a saucepan, bring it to a boil.
- Transfer the hot water to a cup containing the chamomile tea bag. (Pour the hot water into the cup with chamomile tea bag).Let it sit for about 5 minutes.
- Remove the tea bag, add the raw honey to the tea and enjoy the relaxing chamomile tea sweetened with pure and organic raw honey.
To make iced chamomile tea:
- To make iced tea, just cool down the tea to room temperature and then chill it in the refrigerator.Once the tea is cold, add ice cubes and serve!
How To Make Chamomile Tea Taste Better – More Ingredients To Add Flavor To Natural Chamomile Tea
You can use any of these to add flavor to chamomile tea:
pure organic raw honey 1 tablespoon
pure maple syrup 1 tablespoon
a pinch of organic cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
freshly grated ginger or ginger juice 1 teaspoon or use dried ginger powder
If you are following the stove top method, you can add any of these ingredients to the water while heating the water for the tea.
If you are following the microwave method, you can add the ingredients to the cup of water before you heat it in the microwave.
In case if there is any residue, you can filter it out before you drink the tea.
I hope you found this post on how to make chamomile tea taste better useful which covered the best chamomile tea recipes and also information on fresh ingredients which you can use to make chamomile tea taste better.