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Last Updated: Jan. 18, 2017 

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.

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77 / 100
Picture of Rooibos Earl Grey (Nr. 814)

One-litre pot at home, made from leaves of rooibos sprinkled with bergamot oil and flavouring. Pours clear darkish copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of rooibos leaves and bergamot oil. Bitterish and herbal flavour of rooibos leaves, with clear notes of bergamot oil. Smooth palate with an ...

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67 / 100

One-litre pot at home, made from a mixture of dried apples and pieces of lemon and yoghurt and some few fine leaves of lemongrass - not a single leaf of tea. Pours clear pale peach yellow (against white china) with negligible sediment. Clear aroma of apples and cinnamon, with mild touches of lemon. Mild sweetish flavou...

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80 / 100
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Citrus Sunrise from Celestial Seasonings

Style: Fruit (Herbal) Tea – Region: Blend
Mar. 3rd, 2021

This tea has been renamed Vitamin C Shine, but it is still the same product.

I'm not big on orange-flavored teas, but this one is pretty good. Its citrus flavor is more mixed and complex. I like it on its own or with honey, and it tastes good on a sore throat or the like.

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40 / 100
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Nutty Almond Cream from Tiesta Tea

Style: Herbal Tea – Region: Blend
Feb. 9th, 2021

I usually like strong teas and this one has a very subtle flavor with no substantial base to it. When I first tasted it I liked the creamy flavor, but after a while I've gotten tired of it. It has a bright red hue that turns pale pink when I add cream or milk. Probably because of the beets. I can barely taste the almo...

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70 / 100
Picture of Cinnamon Apple Spice Herbal Tea

This tea is pleasant so long as it is NOT overbrewed. The tea is very sweet even without sweetener, and the longer it's brewed the sweeter and more intense in flavor it generally gets. I normally prefer strong flavors in my tea, so it's remarkable to me that this is the first time I find a tea to be a bit *too* much. I...

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True Blueberry® Herbal Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Fruit (Herbal) Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
26
16 Ratings
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Passion Filterbag

Brand:Tazo Tea
Style:Herbal Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Sachet
12
15 Ratings
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Black Cherry Berry Herb Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Fruit (Herbal) Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
70
15 Ratings
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Sleepytime® Herbal Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Chamomile Blend
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
53
14 Ratings
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Raspberry Zinger® Herbal Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Fruit (Herbal) Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
72
14 Ratings

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Magic Summer Organic Tea

Brand:Organic Herbie
Style:Fruit Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
99
5 Ratings
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Chamomile Lemon (Sweet Meadows)

Brand:Numi Organic Tea
Style:Chamomile Blend
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
99
3 Ratings
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Chamomile (Sachet)

Brand:Harney and Sons
Style:Pure Chamomile Tea
Region:Egypt
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Sachet
98
3 Ratings
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Pineapple Kona Pop Herbal Tea

Brand:Teavana
Style:Herbal Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
95
4 Ratings
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Holy Basil, Rama (Tulsi)

Brand:Mountain Rose Herbs
Style:Tulsi / Holy Basil
Region:United States of America
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
91
4 Ratings

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