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

Herbal teas can be made out of many parts of plants; pictured here is a Chinese blend made of flowers and citrus rind. (Crop of) photo by 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

Picture of Sleepytime® Herbal Tea

Sleepytime® Herbal Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Herbal Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
46
14 Ratings
Picture of Passion Filterbag

Passion Filterbag

Brand:Tazo Tea
Style:Herbal Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Sachet
19
13 Ratings
Picture of Black Cherry Berry Herb Tea

Black Cherry Berry Herb Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Fruit (Herbal) Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
65
13 Ratings
Picture of Country Peach Passion® Herbal Tea

Country Peach Passion® Herbal Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Fruit (Herbal) Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
70
13 Ratings
Picture of True Blueberry® Herbal Tea

True Blueberry® Herbal Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Fruit (Herbal) Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
36
12 Ratings

Top-Rated Teas

Picture of BH02: Holy Basil Purple Leaf

BH02: Holy Basil Purple Leaf

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Tulsi / Holy Basil Tea
Region:India
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
99
5 Ratings
Picture of Pineapple Kona Pop Herbal Tea

Pineapple Kona Pop Herbal Tea

Brand:Teavana
Style:Herbal Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
96
4 Ratings
Picture of Holy Basil, Rama (Tulsi)

Holy Basil, Rama (Tulsi)

Brand:Mountain Rose Herbs
Style:Tulsi / Holy Basil Tea
Region:United States of America
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
93
4 Ratings
Picture of Passion Tango (Formerly Passion Berry)

Passion Tango (Formerly Passion Berry)

Brand:Teavana
Style:Herbal Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
91
3 Ratings
Picture of Raspberry Zinger® Herbal Tea

Raspberry Zinger® Herbal Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Fruit (Herbal) Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
83
11 Ratings

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