Review: Tealicious Chamomile Spice

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Thumbs up!"The chamomile seems to balance out the sharpness of the ginger, while the ginger adds a little zing to the sleepy chamiomile sweetness. "
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Chamomile seems to be a tea ingredient that is rarely combined with other teas, and instead is often relegated to the single-flavored chamomile bedtime tea. I personally love the apple-honey sweetness of Chamomile and thinkk this particular plant is overlooked in the tea-blending world. So I was pretty stoked to see that Tealicious offers Chamomile Spice, which is a blend of chamomile, ginger, sambucca, and licorice. I believe that the "sambucca" listed is actually Sambuca, as in the Italian anise-flavored liquor, as I couldn't find any information about anything spelled sambucca. I am not sure how a liquor was incorporated into the tea, though. By appearance, the chamomile is the dominant component in this blend. However, as soon as I opened my sample bag, a strong and assertive ginger let its presence be known. Following Tealicious preparation recommendations, I steeped the blend in near-boiling water for six minutes. The tea brews to a vibrant and perfectly clear yellow. The flavor is entirely unique- I can't quite figure out the overwhelming flavor, and perhaps that is because these ingredients play well with each other. There are apple, ginger, and licorice/anise flavors present, but none is so strong as to overwhelm the others. The chamomile seems to balance out the sharpness of the ginger, while the ginger adds a little zing to the sleepy chamiomile sweetness. The anise and licorice are present but perhaps less subtle. The resulting flavor is sweet yet clean. As I type this, I am sipping my second cup of this and find myself very much loving this blend. I can see this being an excellent evening tea, and at its current price ($9.00 for 1/4 lb or $16.00 for 1/2 lb), this is a very affordable option. I highly recommend others give this herbal blend a try!

— To purchase Tealicious Chamomile Spice, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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