OK, so herbal infusions and decoctions aren't technically teas, but they are hot and delicious, so... I'm including them as a bonus post for Hot Tea Month. Herbs have long been used for their flavors and their medicinal properties. Today, herbal infusions (or tisanes) are often used as detox teas and stress-relieving teas. Herbal infusions and decoctions include drinks you've probably had many times (such as chamomile, mint tea, lavender and ginger), as well as ones you may not have tried (such as stinging nettle, neem and tulsi).
For more on herbal infusions, read tisane basics and chck out the tisane glossary. Happy Hot Tea (and Tisane) Month!
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