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How To Make Chamomile Tea Taste Better

Easy ways to make chamomile tea at home using chamomile tea bags. Instructions to make the chamomile tea in the microwave as well as on the stove top.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Egyptian
Keyword chamomile tea, chamomile tea recipe, how to make chamomile tea taste better
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1 Cup
Calories 128kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 chamomile tea bags
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons honey I used organic raw honey (do not use honey if you are making tea for young children)

Instructions

To make chamomile tea using microwave

  • Heat the water in microwave for 1 minute in a microwave safe cup.
  • Add the chamomile tea bags to the hot water, let it sit for about 5 minutes.
    I use a steel spoon to gently 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 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 bags. (Pour the hot water into the cup with chamomile tea bag). Let the tea steep for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the tea bag, add the 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!

Notes

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!
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.

Chamomile tea for young children (do not use honey)

Keep in mind that if you are making chamomile tea for a baby (if advised by a doctor) or smaller children, you should not use honey to sweeten the tea, since honey is not recommended for young children as it can cause infant botulism which can be very dangerous.
You can read more information about why you should not give honey to young children here.
I am not a doctor and this post is meant for informational purpose and discussions only, so if you are making tea for babies or younger children, always make sure to discuss with the child's doctor before trying anything herbal including chamomile tea and you might look for other options to sweeten the tea as you cannot use honey.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg