Organic Chamomile with Lavender - Organic - Fair Trade

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Brand:Traditional Medicinals
Style:Chamomile Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Organic Chamomile with Lavender

This tea's info last updated: May. 13, 2013

Commercial Description

Organic Chamomile with Lavender has a pleasantly aromatic and balanced taste.

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Reviewer pic57 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 1/5
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Directions say, "2 tea bags in a cup". While I appreciate the manufacturer's forthrightness in admitting one bag isn't enough to fill out the flavor, I also must ask, why, especially as expensive as a standard box is to start? How about simply dosing one bag with the full recommended pile of plant material instead? I'm therefore deliberately rejecting the doubling premise and reviewing a one-bag cup, since that's how the gigantically overwhelming majority of other bagged teas in the known universe are consumed (and reviewed here).

Flavor-wise, one bag is somewhat mild and diluted, but enough taste is there (especially with long steeping time, say, 8-10 minutes) that Traditional Medicinals can pack about 1.5 times the material instead of 2x, then recommend a long brew instead of more bags. In turn, most customers of this sort of blend should be satisfied if willing to pay full price up front. The flavor, as it was, struck a fair balance between lavender and chamomile, though I'm not sure what lemon-balm leaf contributes (body? not lemon flavor that I could tell).

The dry-bag aroma, and to a lesser extent wet-bag and in-cup, reminded me a good deal of another floral chamomile blend: Revolution's "Golden Chamomile". This tea just smelled like a weaker version, despite T.M.'s swapping lavender for Revolution's use of marigold petals and peppermint. I'd like this blend better with kinder pricing per cup; as it stands, the cost/benefit ratio just isn't there. Fortunately I got this steeply discounted off regular price.
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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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Aroma is lavender, lavender, lavender. A touch of chamomile and something faintly citric. The label says there is "lemon balm leaf" in here. This is where this infusion really shines.

Flavor: Thin, earthy, lavender. Hardly any chamomile is perceptible; but in all fairness, the directions say to use two bags for an 8 oz. cup. I have one bag for 16 oz. For a 25% strength dilution, this is really decent.

Value: I love the smell, but this stuff is outrageously expensive; $4.00 on sale for 16 bags, and you'd go through four bags for a decent sized cup. Strange how I'd easily pay twice that for beer, but for a lovely tea it's appalling? Also note, it's organic and 40% fair trade certified.

Overall: A really aromatic and soothing infusion. I'd love to try it full-strength one day, and see what happens.
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