What is a tisane?

A tisane, or perhaps more commonly known to some as “herbal tea” includes practically anything that can be steeped in hot water that does not originate from the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. As such, a tisane or herbal tea is therefore not technically speaking, tea.

A tisane includes berries, fruits, flowers, herbs, roots, and spices. Used throughout history for their known medicinal qualities, 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 – 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 Company’s tisanes are lavishly blended with an array of flavours and exotic ingredients, and are indeed as delicious as they are beautiful. From our Rouge Provence that uses rooibos as its base and takes it to new heights with the perfect blend of southern France’s floral notes, to our Citron Chamomile that incorporates soothing chamomile with a delightful mix of Indian lemongrass and citrus.