Herbal or Fruit ‘Teas’ are usually dried flowers, fruits or herbs but do not contain tea leaves.
Peppermint Tea and Chamomile Tea are therefore colloquialisms rather than accurate descriptions of the drink.
Historically used for medicinal reasons or as a caffeine-free alternative, many infusions are beginning to find their own popularity outside the tea world – driven by the fact that virtually any flower, fruit or herb that can be ingested can become an infusion.
Our Tea Tonics range was developed according to traditional Ayurvedic recipes from Kerala, India designed to treat minor ailments such as insomnia, stress or indigestion.
For example our popular Detox blend:
An organic blend of fennel, lemon grass and lemon peel to help boost the metabolism and balance the digestive system. Also containing burdock root and cleavers to help circulationand aid lymphatic drainage.
The first recorded mention of Chamomile as a drink was in the 100+ page manuscript known as the Ebers Papyrus - among the oldest and most important of ancient Egypt, datingback to 1550 BC.
Rooibos, also known as ‘Red Bush Tea’ or simply ‘Red Tea’ was introduced to the beverage world as a substitute for black tea.
During World War II, virtually all supplies of Japanese and Chinese teas suddenly became unavailable. The tea-addicted Western culture scoured the world for an alternative, finally discovering caffeine-free Rooibos.
Today it’s well reported health benefits continue to generate interest and study, increasing the credentials of Rooibos as a drink in its own right.
Grown exclusively in South Africa, it is made from a bark and has a malty but refreshing flavour.