What Does Chamomile Tea Taste Like?

Chamomile tea is a popular beverage known for its soothing properties and mild herbaceous flavor.

The tea itself is made from the dried flowers of the chamomile plant, which is also referred to as Matricaria chamomilla.

In this article, we will explore the flavor profile of chamomile tea, how to prepare it, as well as basic pairing ideas.

Flavor Profile

Chamomile tea is known for its subtle and delicate flavor. The aroma of chamomile tea is often described as moderately earthy, herbaceous, slightly sweet, and sometimes with notes of fruit or wildflowers.

Some people compare the taste of chamomile tea to that of apples or honey.

The flavor is not typically considered to be overpowering or bitter, which makes it an ideal choice for those who do not enjoy the taste of strong tea or coffee.


Chamomile tea is usually prepared by steeping the dried flowers in hot water for about 3-10 minutes. The water should be just below boiling to prevent the tea from becoming too bitter.

Some people brew chamomile tea with a tea infuser, while others simply steep the flowers directly in the water.

Adding a bit of honey to chamomile tea can enhance its natural sweetness.


Chamomile tea can be enjoyed on its own or paired with other ingredients to create a more complex flavor profile.

Some popular pairings include honey, lemon, and mint. Honey can be added for a sweeter taste and lemon for a more refreshing flavor. Mint can also be added for a refreshing taste and aroma.

Travis Joynson

Travis Joynson

Travis Joynson is the founder and chief editor of the Professional Tea Taster.

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