I wanted a caffine free hot drink and McCormick’s Chamomile was the only local option. I think the last time I had chamomile tea was when I was a kid so I can’t compare this brand with any others.
Each tea bag comes wrapped in its own plastic packet for freshness. I abhor plastic packaging but I like that the bags are individually wrapped. T
The tea bags themselves are rather small but there are no staples either in the bag or through the tag. The string appears to be heat sealed in the bag margin but I don’t know if any adhesive is used.
The tea box had no smell due to the individual packages around the tea bags. Once opened the tea smelled fresh and like a combo of hay and apples. The package directions caĺled for 200 ml of boiling water. I don’t recall seeing a recommended brewing time so I brewed the tea for 5 minutes.
The tea while brewing smelled of the same hay and apple aroma that was present in the package. Happily the flavor of the tea was true to the aroma but there was an additional flavor that was slightly spicy and a little floral, similar to the way carnations smell. The infusion also had a honey and bee pollen note.
After tasting the infusion plain I added 1/4 teaspoon of honey. That small amount of sweetener simply enhanced the present flavors.
With nothing to compare this chamomile tea to I don’t know if it’s a good example of chamomile tea. But I like the flavor very much and I will most likely buy it again.