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About Herbal Teas
Herbal tea is a beverage made from steeping or boiling herbs, or the herbs used to make such a beverage.
Unlike true teas, such as black tea, oolong, green tea and white, herbal ‘teas’ do not actually come from the tea plant, Camelia Sinensis. To avoid confusion between teas and herbal teas, herbal tea is commonly called "tisane," "botanical" and "herbal infusion".
Herbal tea is simply an infusion of any edible plant. It is available in huge varieties. They can be made from fresh or dried flowers, leaves, seeds or even roots. This means herbal teas can come in a variety of tastes and aromas and also and health supporting properties.
How Much Caffeine is There in Herbal Tea?
All herbal teas are naturally caffeine-free, making them the perfect choice for the evening or post-dinner. The exception is Yerba Mate. Yerba Mate is an herbal tea from South America that does contain caffeine.
What are the Herbal Tea Health Benefits?
Besides being delicious, some herbal teas have a huge variety of health benefits. The health benefits of herbal tea vary. Each type of tea will offer unique advantages.
Here are the unique benefits of some of the most commonly used herbal teas in the world.
Chamomile tea is amazing for insomnia treatment. Chamomile can also reduce stress and anxiety and is generally a good treatment for a cold. Moreover, Chamomile Tea is great for your hair, and skin.
Peppermint Tea is best known aiding digestion. This tea is a great beverage for after a meal.
Ginger tea is a spicy and flavorful drink. It has a long list of health benefits. Ginger Tea can help reduce inflammation in the body and stimulate the immune system. Ginger Tea is also great for your heart. The tea can improve your blood circulation as well as lower bad cholesterol.
What does Herbal Tea Taste like?
There are endless varieties of herbal tea, and each one can have a unique taste. Herbal teas flavors can vary widely depending on the ingredients used to make the tea. Below are three of the major herbal tea flavor profiles.
Sweet herbal teas are typically those tea that are made from fruit or berries. Some flower teas may also be quite sweet.
Plenty of herbal teas can have a bitter flavor. What is good is that bitter herbs usually have amazing healing powers, so even if these teas come on a little strong, they are worth drinking.
Aromatic teas smell as strongly as they taste. These teas have deep spicy aroma.
Whether you’re a tea lover or novice, just don’t be afraid to give herbal teas a try. At our Tea Online shop you can find a wide range of teas that will impress you with their delicious flavors.
Enjoy your cup of tea!