Another chamomile tea! You’d think that I would be tired of reviewing plain chamomile teas. They all taste the same, right? Wrong. Tim Hortons Chamomile tea is totally unique from Whittard, Twinings and all the other chamomile tea brands I’ve reviewed.
I’m reviewing this chamomile tea in the morning, but I highly recommend you wait until the evening to drink your chamomile tea. It can make you quite sleepy!
In this full review, find out what Tim Hortons chamomile tea tastes like, a recap on chamomile tea health benefits, and my method for brewing it.
Tim Hortons Chamomile Tea at a Glance
Full Review – Chamomile Herbal Tisane
- Type: Tagged paper filter teabag
- Ingredients: Chamomile
- Health Benefits: Soothe anxiety and help you sleep
- Flavour Notes: Light, smooth, cloying honey, hay
- Aroma: Hay, strong chamomile, caramel, honey
- Milk or Lemon: Honey, if desired
- Where to Buy: Amazon UK
Ripping open the little foil-wrapped tea bag, the aroma instantly hits you. This is some strong chamomile! There’s that typical hay and honey smell that you expect from chamomile. If you’ve never had chamomile tea before, don’t expect a floral perfume scent like rose or jasmine. Chamomile is delightfully rich and sweet instead.
It brews into a golden yellow tea liquor that’s a little dusty. This is because the chamomile in this tea is finely chopped, rather than just left as whole flowers.
The aroma deepens even more once you brew it. Those mouth-watering honey notes are almost like caramel now. It’s very nice!
As for the flavour, it’s not quite as good. The typical hay and honey notes of chamomile come through but it’s quite subtle. Nonetheless, it leaves you feeling calm and collected so it’s an effective herbal tea for the evenings.
How to Brew Chamomile Tea
Use boiling water fresh from the kettle and let the tea brew for 5 minutes or more. Don’t be afraid to brew for a very long time – chamomile tea won’t become bitter if over-brewed. You don’t need to be precise with brewing to get a great flavour from this tea.
I like to drink this tea in the bath, or while reading a book in bed. It’s perfect for de-stressing and relaxing. It does have a bit of a sedative effect, so save it for moments when you have time for a nap.
You can add some extra honey if you need it even sweeter. Don’t add milk or lemon.
Why Tim Hortons?
Tim Hortons is more well-known for their coffee and donuts, but they do have a nice range of herbal teas. They’re not as easy to get your hands on, unless you visit one of the few Tim Hortons shops in the UK. You can find them on Amazon sometimes, however.
As for the quality, there’s just pure chamomile here. No flavouring, no additives. That’s great, but I do wish the chamomile flowers were whole rather than very finely chopped into dust. While this does make the tea infuse faster, it also means it goes stale faster.
Chamomile Health Benefits
Natural chamomile is awesome for relaxing, not just because it has a lovely scent. Chamomile has been proven in studies to help you get to sleep and improve your sleep quality.
One study into the effects of chamomile in elderly people found that chamomile extract significantly improves sleep quality as a complementary therapy.
A cup of Tim Hortons Chamomile tea before bed can be great for sleeping comfortably at night.
This is a solid chamomile tea offering. If you’re looking for a new tea brand for your chamomile tea, it’s worth considering. You can find it on Amazon UK using the button below or the link above. Let me know in the comments below if you find it for sale anywhere else online!
Need something more than just a chamomile? From yerba mate chamomile blends to sleep remedies, you can find all my tea reviews listed in one place. Just head to my Tea Review Index.