Fresh From Origin
In French, the word for apple is “pomme.” From this word, we get the French word for potato, “pomme de terre,” or earth apple. In ancient Greece, they also talked about earth apples, but they didn’t mean potatoes. They were talking about chamomile, so named for its apple-like fragrance and taste. The chamomile plant itself is thin and long-stemmed with small, white flowers similar to daisies. The key ingredient in sleepy time teas the world over, chamomile is most known for its calming properties, perfect for your final bedtime cup.
Part of herbal garden sampler
Explore a variety of teas with our popular sampler set.
Four teas included are:
chamomile, lemon grass, peppermint, spearmint,
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Meet our chamomile farmer, Salah Abdl-Azim AL-Esh
To ensure the best quality and value, we import our teas directly from the
countries in which they are grown, working closely with the farmers who tender
them. Our Roots Campaign connects our customers with the rich stories and the farmers
behind some of our most popular teas.
How long have you been growing tea?
What got you started in the Tea industry?
“My parents own a small piece land and all the village is professional in growing Chamomile. It is part of our life in winter.”
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Can you describe a typical day out in the field. How many hours would that be?
“During the Chamomile harvest season, I go pick flowers either before school or after school hours; sometimes I do both before and after. As you know, EL SHEIH (a local word for Chamomile in Arabic) can only be collected in the early hours of the day or late in the afternoon (after Asr prayer); otherwise, it breaks and, as my father always say, we loose the good looks of the intact whole flower. It takes me 2 hours in the morning or 3 hours in the afternoon to collect a plot this size (about 1/20 an acre) and I would collect about 20kilos.”