Herbal Tea Leaves and Flowers

What Is Herbal Tea?

Herbal teas have been used for thousands of years, and are commonly consumed all over the world. Today, we continue to find more and more reasons to incorporate them into our lifestyles. If you haven’t tried herbal teas before, you may not realize how beneficial they are to you, how delicious they are, or what exactly they are. The fact is though, herbal tea can be one of the best things you can drink that increases your health and overall well-being. Herbal teas cover a wide spectrum of health benefits. Ultimately, there’s no good reason not to consider adding it to your diet.

But, What Is It?

First, let’s distinguish the definition of tea. Tea is made from the leaves of a single plant called Camellia sinensis, the tea bush. Green tea, black tea, white tea, and oolong tea all come from this single plant. They differ due to the way they’re processed and fermented. Herbal tea does not come from this plant, but still proudly carries the tea name, although critics do not consider it “real” tea. Herbal tea is unique because it can consist of a wide variety of plants, which is what gives it such a wide variety of benefits.

Loose Herbal Tea Shaped into a Heart from LucidiTea Co.

Loose Herbal Tea Shaped into a Heart

Herbal teas are also referred to as herbal infusions or tisanes. They consist of a wide variety of dried fruits, flowers, herbs, and spices. The infusion of these elements with hot water helps to bring out the essential oils, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that are found in the herbs. In each blend you consume, you will find yourself enjoying a delectable flavor while benefiting from the abundance of nutrients that it provides your mind, body, and spirit simultaneously.

Herbal teas have been used by humans all over the world for thousands of years. In fact, there’s evidence that these teas may have been around long before written history has documented. Evidence even dates back to ancient Egypt where herbal teas were used throughout daily life and even for ceremonies. Herbal teas are medicine, and have been used to naturally improve health for ages.

One big advantage of herbal tea is that the possibilities are endless. Each combination offers its own unique benefits. Herbal teas are medicine as nature intended, plus they’re full of delightful flavors.

If you’ve never experienced the wonders of herbal tea, please do yourself a favor and order some samples today. 

We carry a wide variety of hand crafted herbal tea blends in our shop, and we’re always experimenting and adding new blends for you to try! You can even order a bunch of sample sizes if you want to try them all!

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