Tisanes are what many people will refer to as Herbal Tea. Interestingly, tisanes/herbal teas do not contain any tea (that is leaves from the Camellia Sinensis) but are often referred to as tea anyway. I recently had a drawn out debate with my partner over whether or not you could refer to tisanes as tea! Tisanes are caffeine free infusions typically made from herbs, fruits, spices and other plants. Just like with regular tea you can have pure Tisanes and blended Tisanes.
There are certain health benefits associated with Herbal Teas but they are a lot more difficult to pin down than with Green, Black, White tea, etc (see here) because the range of ingredients used is so vast! For example our Peppermint Tisane has completely different health properties to our Goji and Chrysanthemum. Peppermint is known for aiding with digestion so we recommend drinking it with a heavy meal whereas Goji berries are packed full of anti-oxidants and Chrysanthemum helps you sleep so this is the perfect tisane to drink if you are feeling under the weather.
There is a multitude of Tisanes available on the Chinese tea market – some I think sound appalling Mint Chocolate Chip Honeybush seems to take the whole blending thing a bit far in my opinion (I’ve never tried this tea for all I know it could be delicious!) but there is literally something for everyone from our Chinese tea selection.
Here is a list of my favourite things about Tisanes: Continue reading