Brewing Tea with Herbs
Infusions are not tea. Herbal Infusions are made from other
plants, such as Mint, Linden and Chamomile. These are often
mistakenly referred to as "herbal teas." In Europe
they are more correctly known as Infusions or Tisanes. We
urge people to drink herbal infusions when they are looking
to avoid caffeine. Tea, as we know it, comes from the Camellia
sinensis plant. They include White, Green, Oolong, Black
and Pu-erh. Although the popularity of calling any hot beverage
"tea" cannot be denied, we like to make a distinction.
There are many other herbals and blends as well: Lemon Verbena,
ElderFlower, Lavender and Hibiscus, to name a few. Many of
these herbs have medicinal benefits associated with them.
Herbalists work with combinations of herbs to heal a great
range of sicknesses.
This blend is very popular iced as well as hot. We add some
stevia, a natural sweetener to the blend, which also includes
some Lemon Verbena. The flavor is different from the predictable
mango flavored ice tea available in most restaurants. It brews
into a beautiful ruby colored infusion.
This herb is grown by many people in their gardens and either
used fresh or dried for use later. It is much more popular
in Europe where it has been used as a relaxing beverage for
centuries. The large, beautiful leaves are light green and
open fully after infusing in hot water.
This is our Africa Chai, so named because the base is pure
Rooibos. This is also an herb, not really "red tea"
that you see in several marketing campaigns these days. Red
Tea is what the Chinese call Black Tea the description
describing the color of the infusion, not the dried leaves.
We add a mix of spices to make it an interesting caffeine
free alternative also good with milk or soy milk!
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