What is Herbal Tea?

Herbal Tea or Tisane is an infusion or blend of leaves, fruits, tree bark, tree roots, or flowers of any edible, non-tea (Camellia sinensis) plant. Natural and Organic Herbal tea may contain caffeine.

Some of the more common herbal tea products known in the United States are Chamomile, Barley, Rooibos, Ginger, Ginseng, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Rosehip, Chrysanthemum, Fruit and etc.

ORIGINS

The country of origin for Herbal infusions consumed for medicinal reasons is China. The first historical record is attributed to the Emperor Shennong.

POPULARITY

Herbal Tea is popular and deeply ingrained in Chinese culture because of the herbs accessibility. Traditional Chinese herbalist uses herbal tea for enhancing health, detoxing the body and addressing underlining health issues.

Chinese uses the term Liang Cha “涼茶” as known as cooling tea, to overcome the body from overheating due to the weather change or sickness. While herbal tea is more used in Asia, American herbalist also prescribes herbal teas for weight loss, vitamin supplement and natural medicinal remedies.