Chamomile lemon tea offers a soft, sweet aroma and a whiff of citrus. The tang of lemon is fused with lemon to enliven the soothing chamomile. The blend of chamomile lemon tea with honey delivers mild yet fragrant floral notes and is such a feel-good drink.
When served hot, camomile lemon tea is an uplifting treat that calms the body. When served cold with some ice cubes, the tea becomes a deliciously refreshing drink. It’s a great balance of flavors, nothing overpowering the other flavors. In other words, chamomile lemon tea is an aromatic treat that soothes the soul.
A little about chamomile…
Due to its beneficial properties, the gentle flower was used since ancient times to relieve digestive and rheumatic problems. Chamomile was also recommended in treating infections with digestive parasites. Moreover, chamomile relieves the symptoms caused by irritation or other skin conditions.
Today, chamomile is used in modern and traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and astringent properties. Consumed as tea, chamomile relieves wounds, ulcers, eczema, rheumatic pain irritations, and even hemorrhoids. On top of everything, the plant makes a great remedy to reduce cold symptoms and as a sedative to reduce anxiety.
What are the benefits of using chamomile tea?
- Helps get better sleep. The calming effect of chamomile tea is due to apigenin, an antioxidant that is found in abundance in chamomile infusion.
- Helps the digestive system. Chamomile extract has a beneficial effect on digestion and may reduce the risk of gastrointestinal problems.
- Helps relieve menstrual pain.
- Can reduce the level of blood sugar. Chamomile tea can help prevent the destruction of pancreatic cells, a situation that usually occurs when blood sugar levels are above normal.
- May slow down the effects of osteoporosis. Chamomile tea can have an antiestrogenic effect, thus, supporting the increase of bone density.
- May help reduce inflammation. Chamomile tea compounds contribute to the normal functioning of the immune system and the “fight” against infections.
All that being said, isn’t it the perfect time to make yourself a deliciously healthy chamomile tea sweetened with honey and perfumed with lemon? See below for how to do it.
How to prepare chamomile lemon tea?
Chamomile tea can be made from freshly picked flowers, dried and crushed flowers, or you can use pre-packaged chamomile sachets. For extra flavor, use chamomile tea in combination with other plants or fruits. Thus, for this chamomile lemon tea recipe, I went for chamomile with lemon and honey. Follow the same steps for making chamomile tea with any type of chamomile you have at hand.
Prepare the chamomile for infusion. Remember that for one cup of tea you will need one teaspoon of dried chamomile, while it takes 3 teaspoons of fresh chamomile to make a cup of tea. Pour the dry plants into a teapot or mug. Now bring the water to a boil. Actually, to infuse a delicious chamomile tea, it is enough for the water to be close to the boiling point and not necessarily to reach it. Add thin lemon wedges and crush them a bit to release the juices.
Pour the hot water over the chamomile. Top the cup or the kettle with a lid or small plate to keep the flavor and prevent the chamomile essential oils from evaporating. Allow the chamomile lemon tea to infuse for about 3-4 minutes. During this time, the flower releases all its active ingredients into the water.
In a mug or in a pitcher, combine the lemon slices with honey. Then, crush the lemons a bit to release the juices. Finally, about 10 minutes later, sweeten the infusion with the honey-lemon combo, or pour the tea over into the pitcher. Also, you can use sugar, but if we’re seeking to boost the immunity system, it is best to use natural honey. Do not add honey to boiling water, it loses all the good properties.
Turn the tea into a lemonade
During the hot season, you may fill a pitcher with cooled chamomile lemon tea and add some ice cubes to get a refreshing and healthy beverage. You may also like the Pineapple Agua Fresca and the Peach Iced Tea for a dose of taste and freshness.
Chamomile lemon tea
- 2 tsp chamomile dry
- 2 cups water hot/boiled
- 2 slices lemon
- 2 tsp honey natural
- Bring the water to a boil
- Put chamomile in a mug, add lemon and crush it to squeeze the juices
- Pour the hot water over the chamomile and lemon
- Cover mug with a small plate, let infuse for 3-4 minutes
- Wait for additional 5 minutes then pour honey, stir
- Serve hot or/and cold