Browse Herbal Tea (1055)
Read Reviews (1007)
Brands of Herbal Tea

Herbal Tea

Wikipedia: Herbal_tea | Teaviews: herbal-tea 
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.

Recent Herbal Tea Reviews — RSS rss icon

90 / 100
Picture of Tangerine Orange Zinger® Herbal Tea

This is a very satisfying tea. It has less of a 'zing' than the Sangria tea or the Red Zinger, making it feel a bit easier on the stomach. The orange/tangerine notes remind me a bit of Tang or an energy drink. I mean this as a compliment, not an insult. It's a very good flavor. I know that this is a blast from the past...

Read Full Review
90 / 100
Picture of Watermelon Lime Zinger

This is probably my favorite Celestial Seasonings tea to make as an iced tea. We had a bout of hot weather for a few days and I whipped up some iced tea with this Watermelon Lime Zinger and it was so refreshing and delicious. It does a great job of cooling me down and it's a delicious flavor combination. I never feel t...

Read Full Review
80 / 100
Picture of True Blueberry® Herbal Tea

I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting this to be so good. In my area, Mother Nature seems to be going through her "change" and we've been getting some wild hot and cold flashes. I'll go outside in a long sleeve shirt and border on sweating one day, then go outside in thermal pants, leg warmers, a down vest, two layers, an...

Read Full Review
70 / 100

Half-litre pot at home, made from fine rooibos leaves. Pours clear orangeish amber with no sediment. Clear aroma of rooibos, with touches of fruit and mild hints of chili. Mild but clear flavour of rooibos, with fruity touches and clear but not aggresive notes of chili. Creamy palate with an aftertaste of chili and mil...

Read Full Review
82 / 100

Rooibush Fersken Te (Nr. 139) from Wohlenberg

Style: Fruit Rooibos – Region: Blend
Mar. 5th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from very fine rooibos leaves, added small pieces of dried peach and linden flower. Pours clear dark orangeish amber with no sediment. Clear and intense aroma of peach and rooibos, with mild floral hints. Mild, refreshing flavour of peach and rooibos - clean and simple. Mild palate with a r...

Read Full Review

Read More Reviews of Herbal Tea (1007) ...

Top Reviewers

RankUser#%
1Reviewer icon Alex Zorach18317
2Reviewer icon Brytta Sóþword858
3Reviewer icon Tchuggin' Okie777
4Reviewer icon geologyguy343
5Reviewer icon Difflugia343

Review 35 teas to get on this list!

Advertisement

Most-Rated Herbal Tea

No image of this tea

Black Cherry Berry Herb Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Fruit (Herbal) Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
70
15 Ratings
No image of this tea

True Blueberry® Herbal Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Fruit (Herbal) Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
23
15 Ratings
No image of this tea

Raspberry Zinger® Herbal Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Fruit (Herbal) Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
72
14 Ratings
No image of this tea

Sleepytime® Herbal Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Chamomile Blend
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
53
14 Ratings
No image of this tea

Passion Filterbag

Brand:Tazo Tea
Style:Herbal Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Sachet
10
14 Ratings

Top-Rated Herbal Tea

No image of this tea

Magic Summer Organic Tea

Brand:Organic Herbie
Style:Fruit Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
99
5 Ratings
No image of this tea

Holy Basil Purple Leaf

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Tulsi / Holy Basil
Region:India
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
99
5 Ratings
Picture of Chamomile Lemon (Sweet Meadows)

Chamomile Lemon (Sweet Meadows)

Brand:Numi Organic Tea
Style:Chamomile Blend
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
99
3 Ratings
No image of this tea

Pineapple Kona Pop Herbal Tea

Brand:Teavana
Style:Herbal Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
95
4 Ratings
No image of this tea

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

Varieties, Kinds, or Types of Herbal Tea

Browse All Herbal Tea (1055)Brands of Herbal Tea

FacebookTwitterInstagramTumblrPinterestGoogle+Patreon