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Tisane, Herbal Tea & Herbal Infusion Education

Learn about the types, origins, processing and blending of tisanes / herbals teas, including rooibos, honeybush and kombucha, as well as leaf, flower, fruit, root, seed/spice and other tisanes.
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Tisanes / Herbal Teas
Learn what makes tisanes / herbal infusions / botanicals different from black tea, green tea and the like.

Best Detox Teas
"Detox teas" are herbal infusions geared toward detoxifying the liver, kidneys and other organs. Find the most popular and best pre-blended detox teas, including Yogi Tea's DeTox Tea, Traditional Medicinals' EveryDay Detox and more, in this listing of detox teas.

Botanical Definition
Get the definition for "botanical" as it relates to infusions.

Chamomile
Chamomile is one of the world's most popular herbal infusions. Learn more about this healthy and flavorful herb, including its benefits, how to grow it, and more.

Common Fruit "Herbal Teas" / Tisanes
Herbal fruit teas / tisanes are rarely as simple as “apple” or “orange.” They are often blends of tisanes (a.k.a. “herbal teas” or “herbal infusions”) that include a particular fruit as a featured flavor. Here are the most common fruit "herbal tea" / tisane blends on the U.S. market.

Decoction Definition
Decoction is a method for preparing tisanes and some teas. Learn more.

Ginger
Ginger is commonly used for "ginger tea," but it has health uses and culinary uses that warrant a little more investigation. Learn about all that ginger has to offer in terms of health benefits and flavor with this guide to ginger.

Ginger Tea Recipes
Learn to make naturally caffeine-free ginger "tea" and blends of ginger with true tea using this collection of ginger tea recipes.

10 Great DIY Mint Tea Blends
Make your own mint herbal tea blends with these delicious and healthy recipes. Each uses mint for different effects on the body, mind and taste buds. Enjoy!

Herbal Tea Definition
Get the definition for herbal tea.

Hibiscus "Tea" Recipe
Learn to make a hibiscus infusion with this caffeine-free recipe.

How to Grow Herbs for Tea
Learn to grow mint, chamomile, lemon balm and other herbs for herbal infusions.

How to Make Kombucha
Kombucha is a cultured drink that can easily be prepared as an herbal infusion. Learn how to make kombucha with this step-by-step guide.

Which Herbs Should I Dry for Herbal Teas?
New to drying herbs for herbal tea? There might be all kinds of infusion-friendly herbs waiting right outside your door! From anise to yarrow, these are the best herbs to dry for herbal infusions.

Drying Herbs for Herbal Infusions
Have herbs growing in your garden or yard? You're a few short steps away from having amazing herbal infusions all year. Here's how to select and dry herbs for herbal teas.

How to Make Boricha / Korean "Barley Tea"
In the U.S., Korea is better known for its tisanes ("herbal teas") than its green teas. Boricha (or "barley tea") is one of its most famous herbal infusions. Here's how to make it at home.

Infusion Definition
The word "infusion" has two meanings related to tisanes / herbal teas.

Masala Chai Spices
Masala chai contains a range of spices. Learn about the common (and not-so-common) spices in masala chai ("spiced tea").

Rooibos / Red Bush "Tea"
Rooibos "tea" (a.k.a. "red bush tea") is a popular herbal infusion from South Africa.

Rooibos History, Processing, Benefits & Trends
Rooibos is rapidly gaining popularity, but is still widely misunderstood. Get the facts on rooibos straight with this quick read on its history, processing, benefits, popularity and more.

Tisane Definition
Learn the difference between a tisane and a "true tea" with the definition for tisane.

What is Tulsi?
Learn about tulsi, a popular type of herbal infusion from India.

Yerba Mate
Yerba mate is a South American herb with a naturally high level of caffeine. Learn about yerba mate and explore recipes and reviews for this herbal infusion.

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