I love a good cup of chamomile herbal tea. Particularly if I'm looking to get a night of better sleep after a stressful day, the calming effects of a bedtime tea like chamomile tea bags in hot water cannot be beat. Chamomile (or camomile) is a type of plant that's part of the daisy family. Chamomile plants come in a few species, but Matricaria chamomilla and Chamaemelum nobile are common species used in many types of chamomile tea. But what are some of the best comforting chamomile teas, according to experts?
What Types Are There?
First, consider which type you want for a cup of chamomile tea. Chamomile tea from Egypt (Egyptian chamomile tea), Roman chamomile, and German chamomile are some of the more popular high-quality tea blends.
Best Chamomile Tea Brands
Some of the best tea brands include Traditional Medicinals, Celestial Seasonings, Tazo, Yogi, the Tea Company, and Twinings Herbal Tea.
Tea Perspectives thinks Traditional Medicinals Organic Chamomile Herbal Leaf Tea is the best tea made of pure chamomile. It has 100 percent organic chamomile flowers and is naturally caffeine-free. If you're looking for a great organic chamomile tea, it's a good choice to snag from Amazon or your local grocery store, particularly if you're looking for anything non-GMO.
Talbott Teas likes the Yogi brand Comforting Chamomile blend. USDA certified organic, this tea is touted as "very gentle and helps users soothe stress and promote relaxation." It comes in herbal tea bags and is both gluten-free and vegan.
One of the highest quality loose leaf chamomile tea picks by Tea Perspectives is The Tea Company Whole Dried Pure Chamomile Flowers. Tea drinkers who don't like when tea tastes like it has a bunch of additives should like this one. Whole chamomile flowers provide all that delicious flavor and all the health benefits of chamomile tea, such as anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants, and no side effects compared to traditional medicine. Light on preservatives and loaded with dried chamomile flowers, this is an easy pick for us.
Talbott Teas also likes Twinings Pure Chamomile Tea. It is a black tea, but considered mild with a sweet fragrance, much like a green tea. As flower teas go, it's definitely one to stock in your tea cabinet.
Whether you're looking for a hot cup of loose leaf tea before bed or to mix up a pitcher of iced tea, all of these options will give you the best tea experience you can get. Ditch your peppermint tea and try something new!