The Charge of the Herbal Tea Brigade!
It’s herbal tea to the rescue! Our leafy line-up of herbal loose leaf teas and herbal tea bags can remedy anything from troubled tummies to bedtime woes while meeting all your wellness needs.
What is herbal tea?
If you haven’t been introduced, say hello to caffeine free herbal teas derived from many different plants except camellia sinensis, the plant from which black tea, green tea, oolong tea and white tea originate.
Far from being the black sheep of the tea family, luscious and leafy herbal teas are also known as herbal tisanes or floral tisanes and are popular teapot transients!
Popular peppermint tea, calming chamomile, spearmint tea and germ-banishing ginger are everyone’s favourite herbal tea brews but our sensational stashes go way beyond the realms of these fab flavours.
Get grooving with Blue Sage Shoes so full of herbaceous goodness you’ll be dancing on the ceiling! Or sit back, sip and savour South Africa’s favourite immune-boosting cuppa, Red Rooibos tea. We have squillions more brew-tiful herbal blends to tantalise your tastebuds and cure all your woes.
What are the benefits of herbal tea?
Wow, Mother Nature’s herbal gifts are absolute stars of the show, bedazzling teapots all over the world with their long list of superstar qualities.
Who knew that the anti inflammatory and antioxidant compounds in the best herbal wellness teas could help with weight loss, improve digestion, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, increase energy, improve memory function, alertness and quality of sleep!
Is herbal tea good for you?
Various types of herbal and organic teas have been drunk for centuries, not just because of their fabulous flavours but because a cup of herbal tisane is full to the brim with tealicious health benefits.
Why not kick-start your immune system with herbal teas which are naturally rich sources of:
- Anti inflammatories
Does herbal tea have caffeine?
Healthalicious herbal teas won’t keep you up at night, for there’s not a drop of caffeine in herbal tea. The exception would be Wakey Wakey Loose Leaf Flavoured Herbal Tisane with Green Tea. This plant-powered potent potion is on hand for when you need a pick-me-up-and-slingshot-me-out-the-door kind of brew!
How to make herbal tea
Formulated from a wide range of plants, herbal teas vary in their preferred brewing times and temperatures. But every T2 herbal tea bag and loose leaf herbal tea pack includes brewing instructions, so just follow those and you’ll always make the perfect cup of herbal tea. Take a look at our selections of teaware and teamakers!
Where did tea originally come from?
Even though Britain’s tea-afficionados have been popping the kettle on since day dot, records show tea-drinking practices dating back as far as the 3rd century AD in ancient Chinese dynasties! We Brits got into the tea-groove early in the 17th Century and have remained one of the world’s most staunch tea-drinking countries. Vast tea plantations bloom across the globe, including Australia, Japan, India and Europe.
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