Weight: Caddy 7g
Ingredients: 100% Chamomile
Country of Origin: Scotland
The only single batch chamomile available - each day's pick is a single batch, which is separated and kept pristine. Varying factors such as temperature, time, rain and sun will provide a slightly different flavour to each batch. For a more consistent flavour we also have a limited amount of mixed batch caddies.
Compared to standard chamomile, our chamomile is noticeably different in smell, colour and taste, without the expected intense bitterness. This is due to the purer growing conditions, the method of drying and each flower being handpicked at just the right time. It has a grassy aroma and taste, with floral and delicately sweet closing notes.
Please note the pouches are not airtight, and therefore once opened, your tisane should be transferred to an airtight caddy or storage jar in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and strong odours. We do not recommend glass, plastic and paper containers.
Any noted health benefits of our herbal infusions are from traditional medicine and should not be used to prevent or cure any disease. Consult a GP if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have any other health concerns.
Our herbal infusions are allergen free, however we cannot guarantee that our foragers and pickers have not come into any contact with any allergens whilst picking or processing.
Introducing Kinnettles Tea Garden, located in the Strathmore Valley on the North East Coast of Scotland in Angus, who have been growing tea since 2007. Susie Walker-Munro sold the tea garden’s first commercial crop of handmade Kinnettles Gold in 2015. Along with growing and making their own tea they also have a horticultural business which supplies tea plants grown from specially selected cold tolerant seed brought in from Ilam District in Nepal.
In April 2021, The Tea Gardens of Scotland, a new artisanal tea brand, launched Nine Ladies Dancing and is now stocking Fortnum & Mason with its first batch of tea plucked together from nine independent tea gardens across Scotland, including Kinnettles grown tea!
One of Susie’s polytunnels had collapsed due to snow over the winter so a large part of it was removed exposing the tea bushes and surrounding ground to rain. Years ago she had planted the tunnels with clovers and chamomile to grow alongside her prized tea plants, but the extra hand watering which was required became burdensome, so she focused on the tea bushes and had forgotten about any fallen seeds from 5 or 6 years ago until a few weeks ago! And now, we’re so pleased to say we have been very blessed as she has the time to harvest it due to the tea plucking season being so late this year.
Susie’s chamomile is naturally grown without the use of pesticides, comb picked and sifted by hand. Compared to standard chamomile, it is noticeably different in smell, colour and taste, without the expected intense bitterness. This is due to the purer growing conditions, the method of drying and each flower being picked at just the right time.
Usually the stems of chamomile are not included as they are sold on to the pharmaceutical industry, but given there is no further use of any of the chamomile we source, you’ll find more of the stems included, which provide an even grassier aroma and taste, with floral and delicately sweet closing notes. We hope you enjoy photos of our June - July 2021 chamomile harvest!
Delivery time 1 - 5 working days
Deliveries outside the UK are available on request, please contact us with your delivery address and order, as we will be able to arrange international delivery via standard postal service or courier.
Use 1g for every 200ml of 100°C spring water and let this herbal infusion steep, ideally for 3-5 minutes, to fully unfold its natural flavour.
Caddy 30g makes approx. *30 cups
Caddy Refill Pouch 30g makes approx. *30 cups
*Estimations are based on drinking the traditional way, where one portion will give you at least one cup – just refill with 100°C water and steep for two minutes longer than the original brew time.
Herbal teas have health-promoting properties. In fact, herbal teas have been used as natural remedies for a variety of ailments for hundreds of years. Learn more about health benefits of our herbal infusions.
Floral, grassy, earthy and mellow.
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Our Scottish chamomile is single origin and certified organic from Windy Hollow Farm, in Auchterarder. The Griesbaum family, with their love for nature and commitment for a healthy ecosystem, strongly believe that this can be best achieved with organic farm practices, learning and understanding about healthy soil, plants and wildlife around us.