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What is herbal tea?
Unlike traditional teas (black tea, green tea, white tea, and oolong), herbal teas do not come from the common tea plant whose scientific name is camellia sinensis. In fact, calling herbal teas “teas” is actually a popular misnomer (the correct term is herbal “tisanes”) given these brews are derived from seemingly everything but the common tea plant!
Herbal tea or tisanes are umbrella terms to cover any beverage made by infusing flowers, fruit, spices, roots, leaves or herbs in hot water (i.e. brewed the exact same way as traditional tea) and has its origins in both Chinese traditional medicines and Indian Ayurvedic practices.
Here at The Tea Centre, we have partnered with renowned Australian naturopath Mim Beim to create a number of tailored herbal blends that support your mind and body’s wellbeing. We suggest purchasing her Tea: Health & Happiness book for an even more thorough breakdown on what makes herbal teas so good for you!
Wash the worries of the world away by integrating a cup of herbal tea into your daily tea ritual. It’s sure to soothe your mind and revitalise your body.
What are the health benefits of herbal tea?
For centuries, herbal teas have been used by many cultures around the world for therapeutic and recreational purposes; you could even consider herbal tisanes as man’s first attempt at modern-day medicine! Even in contemporary times, many naturopaths, doctors and holistic practitioners recommend tisanes to help assist with mental and bodily function. From your head right down to your toes, there’s a tisane to alleviate, prevent, or remedy every ailment you can think of. Unlike traditional teas, most tisane blends are naturally caffeine-free, making them the perfect cuppa to enjoy morning, noon or night.
Given the overwhelming amount of herbal blends currently on the market, The Tea Centre has compartimentalised our range into eight easy wellbeing categories for you to explore: relaxation teas, cleansing teas, energising teas, immunity-boosting teas, soothing teas, vitality teas, rooibos, and fruit tisanes. Choose the category that best suits you and find the perfect herbal tisane today!
How to brew a cup of herbal tea
To brew a perfect cup of herbal tea you need to do the following.
Buy herbal tea online or in-store at The Tea Centre tea shops
Here at The Tea Centre, we pride ourselves on the elite quality of our tea and work hard to make them luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable. You will notice that our herbal teas are beautifully fragrant and enticing, with elements of hibiscus, peppermint and dandelion root in different teas across our range. All part of our plan is to provide you with the finest teas possible.
Making a pot or a cup of herbal tea with loose leaves is not as hard as it sounds, with easy-to-use infusers and strainers available. However, if you are looking for a quicker alternative, we do also offer a range of teas in biodegradable pyramid tea bags, including black tea bags, green tea bags and herbal tea bags.