An herbal tea, tisane, or ptisan is an herbal infusion made from anything other than the leaves of the tea bush (Camellia sinensis). The English word "tisane" originated from the Greek word ptisane, a drink made from pearl barley.
Herbal teas can be made with fresh or dried flowers, leaves, seeds or roots, generally by pouring boiling water over the plant parts and letting them steep for a few minutes. Seeds and roots can also be boiled on a stove. The tisane is then strained, sweetened if so desired, and served. Many companies produce herbal tea bags for such infusions.
Please NOTE that any information on the medical values of any tea or herbal is offered for information purposes only. Cha Cha Tea does not endorse any of these claims. Consult a physician before taking any herbal teas for curative purposes.
Linden flowers have always been used in herbal medicine as a calming, relaxing remedy for the nervous system. This is one of those safe herbal teas that can be taken by almost anyone and consumed over a long period of time. When you substitute linden tea for your coffee, you will soon feel a great reduction in stress levels. It is a gentle relaxant especially effective for anyone suffering from nervous irritability. This is because the flowers contain an essential oil composed partly of an alcohol sesquiterpene called farnesol which is antispasmodic and sedative.
French Lavender Tea
From the sunny fields of France comes this calming classic. Delicious hot, with milk/sugar, or mixed with other herbs.
Herbalists claim that Lavender Tea can be used to treat migraines, ease digestive spasms and soothe the nervous system.
For Hot Tea: Use 1 teaspoon per cup of tea. Put the Lavender into your teapot and add boiling water. Let the Tea steep for 2-3 minutes.
An herbal that is high in vitamin C Peppermint, ginger, rosehips, spearmint, osmanthus, rooibos, apple, almonds, hibiscus and natural flavours.
Organic Rose Buds
Rose water is used medicinally and in cooking, rose petals can be crystallized or used in salads and desserts. The petals of rose make a tea that can be soothing to a sore throat. The Chinese use a decoction with the flower buds of roses to help with digestion and as a tonic for the blood.
Spearmint, mentha spicata, is also known as garden mint, balm mint, or Notre-Dame mint, is one of the most well known and commonly found varieties.
Spearmint is highly appreciated for its digestive properties and its ability to relieve nausea especially due to motion sickness. Quite often it is also used to find relief from headaches and tension.
Lemongrass. Open a packet of lemongrass, (Latin: Cymbopogon flexuosus) and inhale its subtle yet complex aroma. This perennial herb, native to Southeast Asia is noted for its lemony scent and ginger undertones. Its lemon character is due to a high concentration of citral, its main biological component.
Excellent clean ginger notes with a refreshing hot finish
Lemon & Honey will add a tang to the ginger heat.
Ginger has been found to be even more effective than Dramamine in curbing motion sickness, without causing drowsiness. Chew a piece of the fresh root to treat sore throats.
Ginger is an excellent herb to improve circulation to all parts of the body. It reduces blood platelet aggregation and inhibits the biochemical pathways associated with inflammation.
This miraculous, brisken organic peppermint comes from Washington. The foliage from this area bring on a outstanding smelling and crispy tisane.
The best peppermint comes from the northwestern USA. The pure, moist mountain air of the spring and early summer growing season gives this peppermint some of the highest volatile oil counts of any member of the mint family.
Pungent, cool, fresh, menthol Infusion: Tending yellowish green with a bright green infused leaf
There are several varieties and countries of origin of Chamomile - sometimes referred to as bachelor buttons because of the shape of the flower heads - but the best quality comes from Egypt. The sandy loam and nutrients from the Nile create perfect growing conditions.
Very aromatic with a fruity tending floral flavour. Chamomile is often sipped for reported relief of ailments ranging from toothache to insomnia.
Lady Hannah's Whole Fruit Tea
Caffeine-free fruit blend of apple, orange peel, whole dried currants, whole dried raspberries, raisins, calendula, cornflower, hibiscus, rosehips and natural flavours. Good hot or for iced tea.
For hot tea: Place 1 1/2 to 2 tsp of tea per cup (add 1 tsp to the pot). Pour in boiling water and steep for 5-7 min. Add sugar if desired. Do not add milk as it will curdle.
Angel Falls Mist Tea
Named after the highest waterfall on Earth. This waterfall is located in the tropical jungles of Venezuela.
A wildly exotic strawberry and lemon character. A pinch of sugar boosts the flavor profile.. Makes terrific herbal tea - hot or iced. Ingredients: Hibiscus petals, Rosehip chips, Calendula petals, Dried apple pieces, Dried sweet orange peel, Natural Flavors.
Cranberry Apple (Organic)
Blend of various dried fruits and herbs from Canada, USA, Thailand & Spain with Bold, bright fruity, full-flavored cranberry softened with apple, slightly tart characteristics.
Add cinnamon sticks or cloves for an exotic mulled spice tea. Also makes great iced tea. Ingredients: Hibiscus petals, Rosehip chips, Dried apple pieces, Dried sweet orange peel, Natural Flavors.
Makes an excellent iced tea.
Place 12 tsp. of tea into a teapot.
Pour 1-1/4 cups of boiled water. Steep 5 min. or longer. Quarter fill a heat resistant pitcher with ice. Pour the tea into the pitcher straining the leaves. Top-up the pitcher with cold water. (make 1 liter)
Sweeten as required with sugar, add some fresh lemon if you like and a sprig of mint for decoration Ingredients : Apple bits, strawberry slices, sunflower blossoms, rose blossoms, lemon grass, natural lemon acid, vitamin C. Only available for a limited time in the summer.