A delicious pairing of two lovely flowers, with bright orange complimenting both. When steeped shortly, the infusion is golden and fragrant with soothing chamomile blossoms, a stomach tonic, and sleep aid. Steep it longer to really get the most out of the orange peel and hibiscus – the liquid becomes more red and succulent, with strong lingering cranberry notes.
Chamomile begins to turn bitter if steeped too long, but we tasted a cup steeped for 15 minutes, and it was well-balanced with all flavors presenting superbly. When steeping long, remember to use a covered teapot or cover your cup to retain maximum heat. A squeeze of lemon and a little honey or sugar amplify sweet and sour flavors of hibiscus and orange and also compliment the minty-cool chamomile. Try it iced as a relaxing summer refreshment.
Steeping Time – 5 – 7 Minutes
Water Temp – 195 – 212 F
Chamomile blossoms, orange peel, hibiscus, and orange flavor.