Basics of Tea : What Is Herbal Tea?


So, is herbal tea a tea? Yes and no. Herbal
teas are not made from the tea plant, also called the Camellia sinensis. Herbal tea is
made from various plants, herbs, flowers, and such, but not from the tea plant. It is
produced in the dry state the same way, and you make it, brew it, the same way you would
brew a cup of tea. Here are some examples. We have the rooibos. I categorize it by itself,
because it’s health benefits are massive. The rooibos is indigenous to South Africa.
This is Yerba Mate, it’s one of the very few herbs that is caffeinated, so I can safely
say, almost all herbs, herbal teas, are caffeine free, such as chrysanthemum, or chamomile,
or peppermint. But the Yerba Mate plant is highly caffeinated. So if you’re expecting,
don’t drink Yerba Mate, and if you have problems with sleeping, stay away from Yerba Mate.
The camille is a typical one. There’s the ginger. These are not made from the tea plants.
You don’t have to worry about caffeine, and you also don’t have to worry about brewing
methods. These are very easy to make, and you can’t go wrong.

9 thoughts on “Basics of Tea : What Is Herbal Tea?

  1. No, no sweetie. Herb is a French word and they don't pronounce the "h". The English pronounce the "h" for goodness knows what reason.

  2. So I guess you retards also say the "H" in HONOR and HEIR – HOUR — HONEST…LMFAO the "H" is silent, you idiots. just like it is in the word GHOUL.. you dont pronounce it G-Houl — You pronounce it Goul….RETARDS

  3. I'm sure You say "Ohtel" then instead of "Hotel". Oh, also, you appear to have dropped your 'U'. It's a bit silly to try to set language rules on pronunciation when you're using one of the most inconsistent languages in the world. Don't be so quick to believe your way is the only way here. Also, as an aside, being abusive reflects more on you than anyone else.

  4. Its not that Americans are stupid for saying it one way or that the English are dumb for saying it another, its people in general that are dumb for thinking that it really makes a difference. Can say it either way and people will still know what you are talking about so why does it matter?

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