Herbs for Tea – Aromatic Infusions of Herbal Tea

Herbs for tea are used to enhance the aroma and flavor of tea. There are many benefits and medicinal uses of such herbs that can be infused in tea. This herbal tea contains the anti-oxidants and deliciousness of the specific herb that is infused in the tea leaves. Many times more than one herb is used to obtain a potpourri – a mixed flavor.

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Ralph-Lauren-Mandarin-White-Oriental-Tea-Set

The basic ingredient that makes tea is the tea leaves that come from the tea plant “camellia sinensis”. While there are thousand types of tea, there is only one plant “camellia sinensis” that is responsible for producing the tea. The various methods and processes give rise to various teas such as white and black tea. The aroma of this plain tea can also be enhanced by herbs.

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Organic-Uncut-Hibiscus-Flower-Tea

Tea is often compared with coffee, while the ratio of coffee lovers is higher than the tea admires, there is an evidence of growing popularity for the beverage. In addition, the amount of caffeine in tea is less than coffee and it is safer and better beverage compared to coffee.

One of the constituents that is present in the tea is the active ingredient polyphenol which is collectively referred as catechin. This ingredient is in fact the most beneficial antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals. The antioxidants in green tea are most potent and therefore recommended for many ailments.

Stevia – The leaves of Stevia herbs are hundred times sweeter than sugar. Moreover they do not add any calories. This herb love sun and is easy to grow. Use it sparingly in the tea.

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Wholesale-Random-Mix-Blooming-Tea

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Tea-Attic-Chamomile-Organic-Blended

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Teavana-Tea-Sampler-Gift-Set

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Raspberry-Tea

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Jasmine-Tea-Wuyutai-Chinese-Natural

Chamomile  – The flowers of this herb act as a tonic and mild sedative. A chamomile infused tea gives a person sound sleep and lessens restlessness. The green apple scented blooms of chamomile appear similar to the daisy flowers. They impart a delicate flavor to the tea when used either in fresh or dry form. The flowers gel beautifully with few peppermint leaves, the herb tea thus infused is delicious.

Hibiscus – The calyxes beneath the flowers are used for preparing herb tea. The beverage has the intense color of crimson which is due to the red bloom, the aroma is analogous to berry and the flavor similar to cranberry. This tea is also branded as Jamaican or Roselle tea.

Basil – This powerful herb gives a tangy and tasty tint to the tea. I have used fresh basil leaves in the tea and the tea tastes wonderful. Crush the leaves before adding into tea so that the juice blends nicely. Seep into the tea for 2 to 3 minutes.

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