Herbal teas are also called tisanes. Although tisanes are a major part of the tea world, they're not technically teas. What is commonly referred to as an "herbal tea" is actually an infusion made from a plant other than the Camellia Sinensis plant - the plant from which true teas (white, green, oolong, black tea, and pu’eh) are made. Other nomes commonly used for Tisanes are Wellness, Infusions and Botanicals.
Benefits of Herbal Tea
Herbal Teas are caffeine-free and can be served hot or cold. Herbal teas have been drunk for both purely enjoyment and medicinal purposes.
How to Brew a Cup of Herbal Tea
Producing the perfect cup of herbal tea is not a tricky process.
Here are some general instructions:
Use 2 to 4 grams of tea per cup.
Fill a kettle with cold water and allow the water to boil. Pour the boiled water over the tea and steep for about 5 - 7 minutes.