Oh How Civilised writes on Herbal Teas and offers a number of recipes from Peppermint, Chamomile, Ginger, Rose, Butterfly Pea Flower, Lavender, Chrysanthemum and lots more.
They explain that Herbals teas are not real tea since they don’t come from the camellia sinensis, the tea plant. Real tea, like black tea and green tea, are made from leaves from the camellia sinensis plant, and they all contain caffeine.
Loose herbal tea will always make a better tasting cup than herbals in tea bags.
According to The Daily Mail the typically British cuppa has now changed to posh teas with green teas, fruit teas, infusions and iced tea selling in greater numbers than ever.
In 2013 Brits drank 91,000 tonnes of tea compared with 61,000 tonnes of coffee. Also a third of us think herbal tea is healthier than standard tea.
Some of the popular alternative teas are Twinings Lemon and Ginger, Waitrose and Ocado Manghajo Pomegrante and Green Iced Tea, Taylors of Harrogate Sweet Rhubarb which is also available at Sainsbury’s and Ocado. Others include Hampstead Tea Organic Elderflower Iced Tea, Taste the Difference Double Mint Tea from Sainsbury’s and Dragonfly Jasmine Dragon Pearls China Green Tea from Ocado. Marks and Spencers Raspberry and Roolbos iced tea and finally Little Miracles Organic White Tea and Ginseng.