My Afternoon Treat: Bigelow Cozy Chamomile Herbal Tea

Chamomile flowers. Photo Credit: SXC
I think either you're a tea person or you're not.

For me, a hot steamy cup of herbal tea is relaxing, warming and necessary. Usually by mid-afternoon I need to regroup and think about what absolutely needs to get finished during the day, and what's coming up on tomorrow's agenda.

I am a tea person.

My dear Whole Foods Living readers, you might remember my love of making a pot of homemade chamomile tea in my post, What's in Your Tea? or my Adventures in Homemade Ginger Tea.

So, when I was approached to review Bigelow's Cozy Chamomile herbal tea, I was delighted. Bring it on! I'm a chamomile connoisseur of sorts. Why chamomile? Well this little flower has a natural sweetness and soothing quality that can't be beat.

According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) chamomile:
  • originates from a few varieties of flowers in the daisy family
  • helps ease anxiety, sleeplessness and gastrointestinal conditions
  • may aid in the healing of mouth sores due to chemotherapy or radiation treatments
For the past week, I've replaced my usual morning and afternoon mix of herbal teas with Bigelow's Cozy Chamomile herbal tea. I love the simple ingredient list: chamomile flowers. No fillers! The flavor is deep and robust, as it should be.

I love that each tea bag is individually wrapped so I can tuck a few in my purse for tea on the go. Since I'm allergic to caffeine, it's nice to have an herbal option with me when I visit a friend and they offer a cup of coffee. I say, "No thanks, but a cup of hot water would be great. I have herbal tea with me!"

So, do you like chamomile tea? I enjoy is plain or sweetened with a spoon of honey.

Until Next Time,
Choose Healthy!

Angela Tague
Whole Foods Living

Disclosure: The Bigelow's Cozy Chamomile herbal tea mentioned in this blog post was provided free of charge from Puritan's Pride for review purposes. No monetary compensation was sought or awarded in exchange for the review. All thoughts expressed on Whole Foods Living are solely my own. ~Angela


  1. I've learned something new here today Angela;thank you SO much!

    I thought all teas had caffeine, even they were herbal or said decaffeinated. I had to give up caffeine (other than my morning coffee) because I was having sleep problems. Although I've always enjoyed coffee, tea, and soft drinks throughout the day I stopped because of the side effects.
    I'm glad to know now I might enjoy a cup of tea on a cold day without the bad side effects and one that has benefits. I'd rather coffee, but tea would be lovely, better than water or seltzer which is all I drink now.

    1. You're very welcome, Jen! There are so many wonderful herbal teas out there to try! I also love peppermint blends and herbal teas made with rose hips! ~Angela


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