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What is the difference between drinking "Earl Grey Tea" and drinking "Chamomile Tea"?

Asked by QuartersleeveNV (18points) September 27th, 2010

What are the health effects from drinking Earl Grey Tea and Chamomile Tea? What are the pros and cons of drinking Earl Grey Tea, and what are the pros and cons of drinking Chamomile Tea?

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MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Earl Grey is black tea leaves flavored with the oil of the bergamot orange.

Chamomile is not actually a tea, for it contains no tea leaves. It’s a herb – chamomile – steeped in water. We call it a tea anyway.

Earl Grey is yummy, and has caffeine. Chamomile has no caffeine, has a calming effect, and is also yummy.

hobbitsubculture's avatar

What papayalilly said.

Earl Grey has antioxidants, as well as the positive and negative effects of caffeine. Chamomile is soothing to the stomach, and can help with relaxation before bedtime.

Earl Grey is Captain Picard’s tea of choice.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Chamomile is what’s known as a tisane, which is the fancy word for herbal tea. Earl Grey is made from actual tea leaves.

PacificToast's avatar

Earl Grey is for real tea drinkers.

lonelydragon's avatar

Earl Grey is made from black tea leaves flavored with bergamot. Chamomile tea is actually an herbal infusion, because it contains the herb chamomile with no tea leaves.

Earl Gray contains antioxidants. It also contains caffeine, which may be good or bad depending on what time of day it is. If you need a little lift in the morning, reach for the Earl Grey. Chamomile does the opposite, soothing a person to sleep. Although many people use it as a remedy for upset stomach, it can be an irritant to some people and will actually make them feel queasy. If you are sensitive to certain types of food and drink, you may want to start off with a small cup of chamomile tea to make sure it won’t have a nauseating affect on you.

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