Herbal Teas

herbal teas

If you are interested in learning more about herbal teas, you are in the right place!

Here you can find information about more common options like ginger and mint tea, as well as more exotic herbal teas like ashitaba and mamaki tea.

Most herbal teas are caffeine-free but some of them, like yerba mate and guayusa, are naturally rich in caffeine. Read my in-depth guide to find out which herbal teas have caffeine.

Here you can learn about the health benefits of different herbal teas, try delicious recipes, and check out our product guides.

We also have separate sections for herbal remedies and growing and drying herbs to create your own loose herbal tea blends.

Choose the herbal tea you are interested in and read more about it!

Ashitaba Tea

Ashitaba is a plant that has been consumed for hundreds of years by the Japanese for medicinal purposes. It has many health benefits from helping with weight loss to preventing muscle atrophy and protecting the liver.

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Boldo Tea

Boldo leaf tea is known for its strong, woody, and peppery taste, and it has been used as a natural remedy for thousands of years by the indigenous Chilean people.

Leaves of the boldo tree contain several phytochemicals including boldine. According to research, the plant can be used to protect the liver and gallbladder, improve digestion, boost immunity, and help with relaxing and pain relief.

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Butterfly Pea Flower Tea

Blue ternate tea is known for its vibrant blue color and makes a stunning and healthy drink to serve your guests!

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Chaga Tea

Chaga mushroom tea is a traditional remedy that contains many beneficial nutrients. Recently, its healing powers have been confirmed by scientific research.

The mushroom tea can be used to prevent cancer, strengthen the immune system, and improve blood cholesterol levels. It also contains nutrients like antioxidants, vitamins B and D, and minerals.

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Chai Tea

Homemade masala chai is one of the most delicious and flavorful drinks I can imagine. It is usually prepared with black tea, milk (dairy or plant-based), and a variety of healthy spices.

Chai can be used to improve digestion, boost energy levels, and help in weight management. You can make it by acquiring all the ingredients one by one or use a ready-made loose tea blend or teabags.

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Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is a relaxing and fragrant herbal tea that is full of beneficial compounds like antioxidants and flavonoids.

It can be used to improve sleep, reduce anxiety, and boost immunity. In addition, this herbal tea is good for treating colds and pain as well as preventing cancer.

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Elderflower Tea

Elderflower tea has been brewed since the Roman days and is used as a remedy for flu and other sicknesses.

This ancient herbal tea is full of healthy antioxidants and tastes good too!

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Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is a healthy herbal tea with a spicy punch, which makes it one of my personal favorites.

It’s one of the best herbal remedies for acid reflux and heartburn, improving digestion, and treating cough and colds. You can follow my recipe to make ginger tea with fresh ingredients or buy some high-quality tea bags to prepare an easy cup of herbal goodness.

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Greek Mountain Tea

Greek mountain tea is a herbal infusion made with the Sideritis plant. Also known as Shepherd’s Tea and ironwort, the Greeks have used it as a natural remedy since ancient times.

This herbal tea has a sweet floral taste and a pleasant aroma. Whenever I feel like I might be getting the colds, I drink plenty of Sideritis tea. Resting and consuming it will often help me avoid getting sick.

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Guayusa Tea

Guayusa tea is a South American herbal tea brewed from the leaves of a holly tree that is closely related to yerba mate.

Just like yerba mate, guayusa tea contains plenty of caffeine and healthy compounds like antioxidants, vitamins, and amino acids.

Guayusa tea is now gaining more popularity also in western countries. Read the articles below to learn more about this interesting herbal drink and to find out where to buy the best guayusa products.

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Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus is a beautiful flowering plant that can be used to make healthy and delicious hot or iced tea. Popular hibiscus tea drinks include Mexican Agua de Jamaica, Egyptian Karkade, and Nigerian Zobo.

Hibiscus tea is usually brewed from the calyces or petals of Hibiscus sabdariffa and has been traditionally used for treating high blood pressure.

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Jasmine Tea

Jasmine tea is a customary Chinese drink known for its delightful aroma and many health benefits.

If you want something healthy and delicious, prepare a cup of jasmine tea. Most often it is green tea that is infused with jasmine blossoms but you can also buy pure jasmine herbal tea or jasmine white or black tea.

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Lavender Tea

Lavender is a beautiful plant that has remarkable antimicrobial, sedative, and neuroprotective properties. It has been traditionally used to treat many problems including stress, mood changes, headaches, menstrual pain, and insect bites.

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Licorice Tea

Licorice root can be used to brew naturally sweet herbal tea with many health benefits. Research indicates it can be an effective home remedy for cough and sore throat, indigestion, and reducing stress hormone levels.

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Mamaki Tea

The Hawaiians have traditionally used mamaki leaves, bark, and berries for medicinal purposes. The plant has potential in preventing cancer, reducing blood pressure, boosting energy levels, and relieving digestive problems.

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Matula Tea

Matula tea is a traditional African herbal remedy made with several wild herbs. It’s often been used to treat H. pylori bacteria, Candida, acid reflux, and other digestive problems.

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Milk Thistle Tea

Milk thistle tea is one of the best natural remedies for liver protection. It can also be used to boost immunity and promote breast milk production.

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Mint Tea

Mint is one of my favorite herbs and it can be used to prepare delicious and refreshing hot and iced herbal drinks.

Read the articles below to learn more about the health benefits of peppermint and spearmint and check out my Moroccan mint tea recipe.

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Rooibos Tea

The indigenous Khoisan people of South Africa have used rooibos leaves for thousands of years to prepare herbal remedies for many different conditions. Today this earthy-tasting herbal tea with powerful health benefits has become very popular in Western countries.

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Turmeric Tea

The history of turmeric use goes back almost 4000 years and it has been traditionally used in religious rituals as well as a culinary spice and herbal remedy. This herb is especially known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

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Tea Books

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Take a look at our list of 10 best tea books to learn more about tea.