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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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Plum Fruit Blend from SerendipiTea

Style: Fruit (Herbal) Tea – Region: ?????
Jan. 20th, 2019

Another in Serendipitea's line-up of flavorful fruit tisanes. This one is more expensive than the other 2 I tried, and I'm not sure why, since it follows the same pattern of ingredients (apple, hibiscus, rose hips, fruit, and natural flavor.) This has some orange peel and licorice root, which could account for the co...

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75 / 100

Really Raspberry from SerendipiTea

Style: Fruit (Herbal) Tea – Region: ?????
Jan. 20th, 2019

A fine fruit tisane - organic and kosher, with a strong taste of raspberry that does not taste entirely natural (some natural flavoring is added.)

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85 / 100
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Strictly Strawberry from SerendipiTea

Style: Fruit (Herbal) Tea – Region: Blend
Jan. 20th, 2019

Very fruity and flavorful. Made from dried apple, hibiscus, rose hips, strawberry and natural strawberry flavoring. Thanks to my brother and his wife - this is the tea that turned me on to Serendipitea's flavorful, reasonably priced tisanes.

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80 / 100
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Orange & Cinnamon Spice from Twinings

Style: Herbal Tea – Region: Blend
Jan. 18th, 2019

I like this tea! Oh yes, I like it! The smell is wonderful, truly wonderful. I'm so glad I didn't have to cross far across these lands to acquire this tea. It truly is a treasure, simply. A treasure, indeed... Give it a try - or the very least, subject yourself to it's PLEASANT AROMA. The cinnamon is NOT overwhelming, ...

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70 / 100

Rooibos Pretoria Blend from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Flavored Rooibos – Region: Blend
Jan. 18th, 2019

I remember liking this more a couple of years ago but it is still good. Caramel and floral notes good with lemon and honey.

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Most-Rated Herbal Tea

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Black Cherry Berry Herb Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Fruit (Herbal) Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
92
15 Ratings
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Raspberry Zinger® Herbal Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Fruit (Herbal) Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
93
14 Ratings
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Sleepytime® Herbal Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Chamomile Blend
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
82
14 Ratings
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Country Peach Passion® Herbal Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Fruit (Herbal) Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
91
13 Ratings
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Passion Filterbag

Brand:Tazo Tea
Style:Herbal Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Sachet
54
13 Ratings

Top-Rated Herbal Tea

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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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Holy Basil Purple Leaf

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Tulsi / Holy Basil
Region:India
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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Pineapple Kona Pop Herbal Tea

Brand:Teavana
Style:Herbal Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
98
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
96
4 Ratings

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