As previously posted, I tend to think through blends, not just chuck stuff together and see what happens.
So here’s the thing: I accidentally received a large quantity of chamomile.
Aaahhh, chamomile. What a mess it is. For starters, even spelling it seems to be beyond many tea shops.
It’s mainly drunk for medicinal reasons, though according to Wikipedia, every scientific test ever done on the stuff proved it to be ineffective, except for the one in which taking it actually made the condition worse.
On top of that, it tastes appalling. Yes, it does; you know it does. You’d have to be mad.
So, I’m clearly not going to drink it for its taste. And if I ever develop cardiovascular conditions, common cold, child’s diarrhea, eczema, gastrointestinal conditions, hemorrhagic cystitis, hemorrhoids, infantile colic, mucositis from cancer treatment, cancer, open penile sores, skin inflammation, insomnia, vaginitis, a significant wound or a post-operative sore throat or hoarseness due to intubation (never mind that many of these are unlikely or even anatomically impossible) then I know, thanks to Wikipedia, that it won’t work anyway.
So, my plan is to sell it to the gullible or the taste challenged, or perhaps both.
As a blender, I can hardly just bag it and sell it. I need to add something.
I must admit to enjoying a Spiced Apple Chamomile once. That’s because it tasted like spiced apple.
So, I’m going to release a limited edition, once only, hand blended chamomile blended with… I don’t know.
I’m considering nutmeg and cardamom, but I’d welcome any and all suggestions.
If you suggest something I actually use – well, I might just send you a bag. Not that you, Dear reader, are gullible or taste-challenged.
You can always re-gift it.