Don’t underestimate T2 Just Chamomile! It’s not just a cup of chamomile tea, no matter what T2 claims. After carefully tasting and reviewing it, I can confirm that it’s easily the best chamomile tea I’ve reviewed at Immortal Wordsmith. And that’s really saying something!
This is a review of the pyramid tea bag version of this tea, but you can also find the loose leaf version available. As far as I know, it’s exactly the same chamomile in both versions. If you don’t want to shop at T2 directly, you can find these teas on Amazon using the links below.
T2 Chamomile Tea at a Glance
Full Review – Just Chamomile Tea Bags
- Type: Tagged pyramid sachet
- Ingredients: Chamomile
- Health Benefits: Soothes anxiety and helps you sleep
- Flavour Notes: Thick mouthfeel, honey, floral, very rich, cloying
- Aroma: Honey, strong hay
- Milk or Lemon: Honey, if desired
- Where to Buy: Amazon
Right from the start, this tea is extremely vibrant. The aroma of the dried chamomile flowers is rich and enticing. You can tell already that it will brew into the thick, golden kind of chamomile tea.
And it does.
The colour of T2 Just Chamomile tea is a soft and clear golden honey colour with a very strong hay and honey aroma. It really fills the room with the scent of chamomile. Chamomile haters would describe it as overpowering.
Of course, the flavour doesn’t disappoint either. The thick-textured tea almost sticks to the roof of your mouth. The musty honey hay notes of chamomile are strong and defined, but there’s also a hint of floral notes swirling around in there.
Altogether, this is a very pleasant chamomile tea. I’m not sure how T2 have achieved it with just natural chamomile flowers in the tea bag, but it’s definitely more flavourful and brighter than most chamomiles I’ve tried!
How to Brew Chamomile Tea
You don’t need to fuss around with the kettle and thermometer with this tea. Boiling water straight from the kettle will do. I let my cup brew for 3 minutes (T2 recommend 3 to 5 minutes) but for my next cup I might stick with just 2 minutes for a lighter flavour.
According to The Sleep Judge, the best time to drink chamomile for sleep is 30 minutes before you plan to hit the pillows. Not only does this give your body a chance to fully absorb the benefits of chamomile tea, but it also gives you a chance to use the bathroom before you go to sleep.
No one really talks about it, but we all know that drinking a large mug of tea right before bed does not bode well. Sleeping on a full bladder is never comfortable!
Why T2 Herbal Teas?
I picked up a variety box of T2 teas, which is one of the things I love about this brand. There’s no denying that some of their prices are quite steep (sorry not sorry) however you can affordably buy a variety box to test them out before you dive in.
The quality of this tea is superb as well. You can see from my images that the teabag is stuffed full of whole chamomile blooms and loose petals. It’s not the usual finely crushed herbs you get in a square paper filter teabag. Perhaps this is why it has a superior flavour!
T2 also have a Lemon Chamomile Spritz recipe on their website that I recommend you try for the summer months.
I cannot praise this chamomile tea enough. You certainly get what you pay for. With the high price of T2 Just Chamomile, you get a superior tea with a vibrant chamomile flavour. You can find it in both loose leaf and tea bag versions. The loose leaf usually works out more affordable as you have more control over how much chamomile you use per cup.
Chamomile isn’t the only caffeine-free tea that goes well with lemon flavours. Take a look at my review of the Teapro Rooibos Tea Subscription Box for another great herbal tea that you can sip in the evenings with a slice of lemon.