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Fresh Chamomile Tea

How to make perfect homegrown chamomile tea
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: English
Keyword: brew, chamomile tea,, fresh flowers, gardening, herbs, tea
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Sarah from Ruffle Snuffle

Equipment

  • Teapot

Ingredients

  • 12 Small fresh chamomile flowers
  • 2 Fresh mint leaves
  • Boiling water

Instructions

  • Find a teapot. I have a few of those tea-for-one pots – but my favourite is my glass teapot with a built-in strainer. I do drink a lot of loose leaf tea so this was my teapot of choice. No strainer? no problem, just use a piece of cheesecloth or use your normal sieve to strain the tea when you’ve brewed it.
  • Time to pick the flowers. Wander into your garden and pick about 12 flower heads off your plant. They don’t keep fresh for long so it’s best to pick and brew rather than try and store them. I added mint – just two small leaves as that really complemented the flavour (yes we’ll come onto that it actually had some).
  • Pop them in your teapot and pour on about 300ml of boiling water for one mugful of tea, or a couple of dainty cups if you’re embracing the victorian spirit.
  • Stir and let steep for about 5 minutes. I accidentally left mine steeping for about 15 once, it was still lovely!
  • To serve, pour into your mug (heathen) or teacup ( much more refined) and enjoy.