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What is herbal tea?

Herbal teas, also known as herbal tisanes, fruit and floral tisanes, and herbal tisanes, are naturally aromatic teas that are not derived from the camellia sinensis tea bush.

Herbal tea's claim to fame is that it is the only type of tea that is derived from the leaves or flowers of various plants. They are sole children in tiny families with clear parentage, unlike the close-knit camellia sinensis family, who share tea siblings. They are not tea siblings like the close-knit camellia sinensis family; instead, they are only children in small families with distinct parentage.

Popular peppermint comes to mind when we think of everyone's favourite herbal tea brews, its fresh and zesty features and refreshing aromatic quali-teas simply widely preferred by tea drinkers. Drink peppermint tea after dinner, during the day, or whenever you need to refresh your palate and soothe a bilious stomach.

Chamomile tea is another popular beverage. The beautiful golden chamomile flowers in Pure Chamomile loose leaf herbal tisane have been picked and dried to create a soothing, snoozing brew with restful properties. Chamomile tea is the most popular herbal tea for sleep, according to the people's choice award.

Herbal teas can help when the cold winters settle into your bones and dampen your mood! Since ancient times, all-powerful herbal blends have been used to treat winter ailments such as sniffles and sore throats by harnessing the natural healing properties of herbs.

When winter germs run rampant, a hot and delicious brew of ginger tea, including our Lemongrass & Ginger loose-leaf herbal tisane, is everyone's go-to, especially with a dash of super-healthy honey to sweeten the palate.

So, what exactly is herbal tea?

Delicious, one-of-a-kind, and completely healthy tea brews derived from specific herbs or flowers, bursting with personality and sensational aromatic flavours!

What are the health benefits of herbal tea?

Herbal blends have been revered for their health benefits since ancient Chinese and Japanese civilisations, when aromatic herbs were extracted, ground, brewed in hot water, and drunk to reap their natural health benefits.

Natural herbs and flowering plants are full of immune-boosting properties and are high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

Compounds that reduce inflammation, these properties are abundant in the best herbal and organic teas for keeping us healthy, and they are also some of the best tasting herbal teas.

When something tastes delicious and is also good for you, you know you're onto a winner!

While research has shown that herbal teas can help us fight disease, inflammation, and infection, the benefits of herbal tea don't stop there.

Herbal tea – Brew for the mind & body !
Some herbal teas may also help with weight loss, fatigue reduction, memory function and sleep quality, and alertness - all without the use of caffeine! There are numerous reasons to enjoy a flavorful, subtly sweet, or bold and brew-tiful cup of herbal tea. Your healthalicious herbie cuppas are doing a lot of good by assisting in the following:

  • Boost your immune system's strength.
  • Reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, both of which contribute to cancer.
  • Reduce your bad cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • Reduce your risk of heart disease
  • Help with weight loss
  • Enhance digestive health
  • Promote bone health
  • Lowering triglycerides and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes

According to some studies, the aromatic and flavorful qualities of specific herbal tisanes, such as spearmint tea, can support mental health by reducing fatigue, reducing anxiety, increasing mental alertness, and improving memory performance.

The zesty goodness of ginger tea fights inflammation in the body while also helping to relieve pain associated with muscle soreness, period pain, and osteoarthritis. Ginger tea has long been known for its anti-nausea properties, making it an excellent herbal tea for pregnant women.

Which herbal tea is best for you?

Take your pick, if you'll excuse the pun! Many plants' leaves and flowers provide a variety of benefits.

A robust cup of rooibos tea, also known as red bush tea, comes from a South African plant. It contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that are thought to help with digestion, bone health, and weight loss. Iron, calcium, potassium, copper, manganese, zinc, and magnesium are all found in Rooibos.

A healthy hibiscus tea blend is high in antioxidants, including polyphenols, which can aid in the fight against cancer-causing free radicals. Hibiscus tea is also a good herbal tea for weight loss because it may increase good HDL levels while decreasing bad cholesterol, improve liver health, and fight bacteria!

With so many wonderful herbal teas to choose from, you can relax and enjoy the variety of herbalicious flavours while knowing they're all beneficial in some way!

Is there caffeine in Herbal Tea? 

Not a single drop! There are varying levels of caffeine in all camellia sinensis teas, but none in tea-licious herbal and floral tisanes.

How to make a cup of herbal tea?
Every Teacupsfull tea bag and loose leaf tea comes with brewing instructions, including how long to steep, how hot to brew, and how to enjoy it!

How hydrating is herbal tea?
While caffeine in black tea and other teas can cause dehydration, herbal teas can provide additional hydration to help you stay hydrated throughout the day.

Is green tea considered herbal tea?
Green tea, with all of its greenie goodness and mega health benefits, is often mistaken for herbal tea. Green tea, like black tea, white tea, oolong tea, and pu-erh tea, is harvested from the camellia sinensis plant, so it is a member of the tea family, not the herbal tea family.