What is Herbal Tea
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Tea is technically the beverage brewed from the leaves of the tea plant known as Camellia Sinensis. However, today any hot beverage prepared in the same brewing method is considered “tea”. It is identified as Herbal Tea when the beverage is brewed from other type of leaves, flowers, roots, spices and/or fruit. With countless combinations of dried fruits, flowers and herbs and spices, Herbal Teas offer a wide range of blends and infusions sure to captivate just about anyone.
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Since ancient times, herbal teas have been popular for their bountiful health benefits and therapeutic properties. Herbal teas are often used to aid digestion, sooth allergies, relieve headaches and reduce stress. You can drink them for a specific health benefit or simply to enjoy an aromatic, soothing and uplifting cup of tea. It is important to distinguish between different types of herbal teas, since health benefits, medicinal properties and flavor vary dramatically from plant to plant.
Most of them are caffeine –free so they can be enjoyed in the evening. However, Yerba Mate is considered an Herbal tea since the leaf is not from the traditional tea bush but does however contain a type of caffeine. Furthermore, some herbs may have certain effects on people with pre-existing health conditions or an adverse interaction with prescription medications, so it is always recommended to consult with a healthcare provider prior to dinking any herbal teas on a regular basis.
Summary of Health benefits:
- Naturally caffeine-free (unless blend contains Yerba Mate)
- Supports hydration
- Helps relax and relieve stress
- Aids in detoxifying and cleansing
- Good source of vitamins and minerals