I was told the spice bazaar would have a cure for my malaise. There, a wise herbal merchant sold me a few golden flowers. Later, sipping the infusion, I felt calm and well. Now, I look to my teapot when my spirits need a lift.
Chamomile is also known as Matricaria chamomilla or Anthemis nobilis. Probably the most popular herbal tea, Chamomile has a long history in folk medicine, dating back to ancient Egypt when it was used to treat malaria. Medieval Germans drank Chamomile tea to relieve indigestion. Chamomile has an apple-like floral taste, a sweet fragrance, and makes a gentle sedative.
"I have used your teas in many dishes over the years. I have a wood-smoked lamb rack with the chamomile tea, and have used the peppermint in soups and dressings." - ICON Mark Hagan