Herbal teas, also known as tisanes, have been used for thousands of years as natural remedies and to improve our lives with their delicious flavours... Read more
All of our loose leaf herbal teas are made from pure leaves, stems and flowers - without flavourings, additives or teabags and grown by farmers committed to organic practices. Choose from the more traditional herbal teas like chamomile for sleep, peppermint for digestion or rare herbs like Almond Blossom flower tea or Manuka tea known for its antibacterial properties. Most importantly, our collection of herbal infusions are all absolutely delicious.
Why drink decaf tea when you can enjoy a pure, unadulterated herbal tea or herbal tea blend, naturally caffeine free? Herbal infusions are a perfect alternative to chemically decaffeinated tea.
Types of Herbal Tea & their Benefits
We cannot claim any of our herbs have magical health properties, but we can promise their great flavour can bring you great pleasure and happiness.
Herbal Tea for Sleep
Chamomile flowers are often used in "sleepy teas" or "nighttime teas" because they are believed to help calm the mind and body. Some bedtime teas combine chamomile with other herbs or perfumed flowers such as lavender but these blends usually smell better than they taste. Our Soothe-Me tea is a perfect evening tea that combines herbs first and foremost for wonderful flavour.
Herbal Tea for Weight Loss
You won't lose weight by drinking a miracle herbal infusion, but herbal teas can be drunk as part of a healthy diet.
Mint tea can aid digestion and so makes a good after-dinner tea. If you like fresh menthol flavours our English Peppermint or Portuguese Peppermint are wonderfully bright mints, or for something a little softer, choose our Malawi Spearmint.
Herbal Tea for Anxiety
Indian Tulsi (also known as Holy Basil) is used in Ayurvedic practice to relieve anxiety and tension but is most importantly delicious. Preparing and drinking herbs and teas can be wonderfully meditative.
Loose Leaf Herbal Tea vs. Tea Bags
Tea bags can contain everything from plastics to bleach. To be sure you are not consuming nano plastics or nasty chemicals, we would always recommend drinking loose leaf herbal teas. Even plastic-free or biodegradable tea bags are not environmentally sustainable - using precious natural resources for a single dunk.
Making loose leaf herbal teas is easy. From a teapot and strainer to a basket infuser, we have lots of options to help you infuse your herbal tea. To find out more about making the perfect cup of tea or herbal infusion you can watch a handy video here.
Herbal Tea vs. Tea
Tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant whilst herbal teas are made from different herbs and flowers. Most crucially, all teas naturally contain caffeine whilst herbal teas (excluding coffee leaf and yerba mate) are naturally caffeine free.
We have some tea blends which also contain herbs to introduce different flavours such as our Golden Breakfast which contains turmeric for some gentle warming spice. Some of these spices are now available to buy on their own due to popular demand - including our rare turmeric, ginger and saffron - and can be used in many ways, from your favourite recipes to making your own tea blends at home.
If you would like to discover more herbal teas why not try our Herbal Tea Subscription Box?
Is Green Tea Herbal Tea?
Green tea (including matcha) is not a type of herbal tea. Green tea is made from Camellia sinensis, whilst herbal infusions or tisanes come from different plants.
The Best Fruit Tea
Fruity teas usually contain pieces of dried fruit like apple, strawberry or mango. These teas might smell delicious but that comes from added "natural" flavourings that were concocted in a laboratory, not the fruit itself. The fruit does not add much in the way of flavour (imagine a handful of strawberries in a cup of hot water, would they make the water taste like strawberry candy?). These teas also often contain fructose - fruit sugars. The ingredients don’t have to list these additional sugars because they have already listed the fruit. So added sugar can be sneaked into your tea. If you are looking for a fruity tea, look for natural herbal infusions which have fruit-forward flavours such as hibiscus which has notes of tart cranberry; rooibos tea with bright red berry notes or Malawi Antlers with rich flavours of peach and apricot.
If you want to add more sweetness to your herbal tea, rather than introduce fruit pieces, we recommend adding a touch of honey or maple syrup.