Aromatic herbs like chamomile, which carpets fields and slopes with its tiny white-and-yellow blossoms, aren’t just part of the Greek landscape but part of a tradition of herbal teas and tisanes linked to Greek cuisine.

Although known to Greeks since antiquity, chamomile is believed to have originated in Egypt.

Chamomile tea is made from its mall daisy-like blossoms. It has a mild flavor and sweet, warming aroma.

Preparation: Add 2 tsp. chamomile to a cup. Cover with boiling water and let stand for 5 minutes. Strain and serve.

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