When I first smelled the dry tea, I was enchanted by the fragrance. It really is one of the nicest smelling chamomile blends that I’ve ever encountered. It has a very nice floral overtone, and the combination of the floral notes, the ginger, and the apple is a delightful one, indeed.
Once brewed, the aroma loses some of its charm. It still smells alright, but it isn’t as beautiful a scent as the dry leaf. Let me put it this way, as a dry tea, it is one I’d like as a room fragrance spray… the brewed liquor, well, it smells like a chamomile and ginger tisane, not bad, but nothing particularly special either.
But it tastes really good! The liquor is slightly murky – which scared me a little bit. I worried that there was too much “chamomile dust” in the brew, which comes off as … well … too much like chamomile. I have come to enjoy chamomile teas but, I still am not crazy about “dusty” chamomiles. You know the kind you typically find in the tea bags from the grocery store? Yeah, that chamomile … I can do without.
But, fortunately, even though this does have a somewhat murky appearance, it doesn’t taste like chamomile dust tea. The chamomile is the strongest flavor, and the apple enhances the natural apple-y notes of the chamomile, giving this a very nice, fruit flavor that melds well with the ginger. The ginger is also strong, but, it isn’t spicy. Rather, it is what I would call “gently spiced” and mild. Warm, but not overwhelming.
Lupicia describes this tisane as
Chamomile, ginger and apples makes a warmly aromatic tea.
This was a very enjoyable tisane to enjoy – a nice “bedtime” tea. I feel very relaxed after having drank this cup, and I like that the ginger has been gently soothing to my tummy too! It’s nice with a dollop of honey. This would also be particularly nice when feeling down and out with a sore throat (fortunately, I don’t have a sore throat, but if I did, this is a tea that I’d find rather nice to sip). This is a delicious, cozy tea that is delightful on a cold, winter’s evening.