What is a Tisane (Herbal Tea)?

A tisane, or more commonly known as herbal tea, includes practically anything that can be steeped in hot water that does not originate from the tea plant, Camellia Sinensis. This means that technically speaking, a tisane or herbal tea is not actually tea.

A tisane includes berries, fruits, flowers, herbs, roots, and spices. Used throughout history for their known medicinal properties, the vast majority of the ingredients in tisanes have been prepared and consumed for centuries, and for some in particular, even millennia. Tisanes included such classics as sleep-inducing chamomile, as well as the coumarin flavour of rooibos. Rooibos is a South African staple that produces a rich red infusion that is at least as antioxidant-rich as any tea, yet naturally caffeine free.

Sloane Tea’s collection of herbal blends are lavishly blended with an array of flavours and exotic ingredients, and are indeed as delicious as they are beautiful.