Herbal Tea

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Updated: Jan. 18, 2017 

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About Herbal Tea | Varieties of Herbal Tea | Best (Top-Rated) Herbal Tea

About Herbal Tea

Flowers and citrus peel steeping as a dark brown herbal tea in a white cupChinese Herbal Tea Blend, Flowers and Citrus Peel, Crop of photo © Antonio Foncubierta, CC BY-SA 2.0.
Herbal tea, also called herb tea or a tisane, or less commonly, an herbal infusion, is a drink made by infusing the parts of a plant with water, usually hot water. Herbal teas are extremely diverse (arguably more so than proper tea) as they encompass any infusions that do not contain the tea plant (Camelia sinensis). Blends containing the tea plant together with other plants are classified as flavored teas.

Some of the most popular ingredients in herbal teas include mint and chamomile. Both of these herbs are frequently consumed as teas on their own, or blended into herbal tea blends. Fruit and spices are also common ingredients in herbal teas.

Rooibos and honeybush are two plants that, while they do not contain caffeine, are often compared to the tea plant, and which have generated traditions paralleling that of tea drinking.

Caffeine

Most herbal teas are caffeine free, although there are a few plants other than the tea plant which contain caffeine, including yerba maté and the yaupon holly. Cocoa, an occasional ingredient in herbal teas, also contains small amounts of caffeine. A more comprehensive discussion of this topic can be found on our page on herbal teas containing caffeine.

Wellness & medicinal teas

Some herbal teas are used primarily for medicinal purposes; RateTea classifies these as wellness teas and reserves this category for teas that are viewed primarily as a beverage--although many do have health benefits and other health effects.

Varieties, Kinds, or Types of Herbal Tea

Best Herbal Tea

The notion of the "best" Herbal Tea is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Sleepytime® Herbal Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Herbal Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
40
14 Ratings
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Black Cherry Berry Herb Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Fruit (Herbal) Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
60
14 Ratings
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Country Peach Passion® Herbal Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Fruit (Herbal) Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
54
13 Ratings
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Passion Filterbag

Brand:Tazo Tea
Style:Herbal Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Sachet
35
13 Ratings
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Raspberry Zinger® Herbal Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Fruit (Herbal) Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
70
12 Ratings

Top-Rated Teas

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Holy Basil Purple Leaf

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Tulsi / Holy Basil Tea
Region:India
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
100
5 Ratings
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Calm Chamomile Filterbags

Brand:Tazo Tea
Style:Chamomile Blend
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
90
3 Ratings
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Lemon Verbena Cut & Sifted

Brand:Frontier
Style:Lemon Verbena
Region:Paraguay
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
90
3 Ratings
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Ginger

Brand:Triple Leaf Tea
Style:Herbal Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
88
4 Ratings
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Cinnamon Apple Spice Herbal Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Herbal Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
87
7 Ratings

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