Chamomile Tea: Sip and Soothe
More soothing than a long soak in a hot bath, a cup of chamomile tea is beyond relaxing, perfect for when you feel anxiety creeping in during the work day. These days, chamomile pops up in everything from cosmetics and aromatherapy, to beverages and baked goods, but its perceived calming properties have been popular for hundreds of years!
Well, we say ‘tea’… technically this daisy-like flower isn’t a tea at all—it’s a naturally caffeine free herb that boasts a sweetly floral flavor and comes from the same family of plants as sunflowers, echinacea and marigolds. No wonder Lipton features chamomile as a protagonist in many of our infusions! So sit down, switch off and sip to unwind after a long and stressful day.
Benefits of Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea can help you make the most of everyday. It gives you the uplift you need to embrace whatever comes your way.
- Chamomile has been recognized by centuries-old Ayurvedic traditions for its soothing and calming effects.
- Tea is a delicious way to help you achieve the recommended daily fluid intake of 2-2.5 liters: The first ingredient in tea is water, which is needed by your body to run at its best.1 Tea is 99.5% water making it just as hydrating and refreshing as water.2, 3 Simply infuse and enjoy!
- Lipton Herbal teas are a zero or low-calorie treat!
- Herbal teas are a caffeine free treat that help you relax and enjoy the moment!
Due to being naturally caffeine free and packed full of sweetly calming flavors, Chamomile is just about the perfect addition to the night time ‘winding-down’ routine. Smart phone off, PJs on, cup of chamomile in hand and daisy scented dreams of sunshine incoming. Gosh, we’re getting sleepy already…
That being said, we don’t think you should just relegate this delicious herbal infusion to the latter half of the day to help you switch off. It’s slightly sweet floral flavor with light earthy undertones, pair terrifically well with savoury dishes that with a hint of sweetness. Think a salmon fillet baked in a honey dressing, or a fresh crunchy salad speckled with raisins.
Getting the best from your brew
Chamomile benefits from a good long soak in some freshly boiled water to really get its lovely relaxing flavors to unfold. Herbal teas like an infusion time of around 4-5 minutes, that’ll allow the water turn a bright golden color with good clarity. Try this cup-of-calm hot or iced!
Beyond the brew: Fun facts
- Now that you know about the benefits of chamomile, find out how Lipton benefits others through our sustainable sourcing practices and partnership with the Rainforest Alliance!
- Founder Sir Thomas Lipton felt that tea should be a drink for everyone, not just the wealthy, so he strived to make packaging and shipping less expensive. Read more about his legacy here.
- For thousands of years, tea has been getting us ready to seize the day ahead. Learn more about its fascinating history.
1The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommends 2L and 2.5L fluid intake per day for women and men, respectively
2Ruxton CH and Hart VA. Black tea is not significantly different from water in the maintenance of normal hydration in human subjects: results from a randomized controlled trial. Br J Nutr. 106(4): 588-95, 2011.
3Ruxton CH, Phillips F and Bond T. Is Tea a healthy source of hydration? Br Nutrition Foundation. Nutrition Bulletin, 40, 166-176.