Popular fruit and herb "teas" are actually part of the tea world known as tisanes. Tisanes are not considered "true teas" for tea is a beverage derived from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis bush. Tisane is a category of tea that includes anything steeped as tea leaves are but do not contain any actual leaves of Camellia sinensis. Tisanes are blends of dried whole fruits, spices, herbs and often dried flowers and leaves. Their tastes range from tart and fruity to warm and spiced to even smoky and earthy. All will bring a smile to your soul.
For those wishing to avoid caffeine, we recommend fruit & herb tisanes, as well as Rooibos and Honeybush tisanes. These types of "tea" are naturally caffeine-free and have no need of being decaffeinated through questionable chemical processes or expensive CO2 processes.
While tisanes may not possess the well known benefits of true tea derived from Camellia sinensis, many contain spices and herbs in which health boosting compounds are found.
“Great love affairs start with champagne and end with tisane.”
— Honoré de Balzac