Types of Tea: Herbal teas

Herbal teas are not actually teas, rather tisanes. This is because they are made from other ingredients rather than actual tea. They are popular and can always be found in the tea and coffee sections of supermarkets and health food shops. The most refreshing and popular herbal teas are as follows.

Flower teas such as chamomile have a range of health benefits. Chamomile is a good drink for the evening, as it can help you to relax and get a good sleep at night. It is a great antioxidant too, and can often be found as a green tea infusion. They are taken without milk, but a little sweetener, such as honey, can sometimes be used.

Fruit teas have a wide variety of flavours; they are packed with vitamin C and are full of antioxidants. They are versatile and can be made up as a hot drink or as an iced tea, which is a healthier alternative to carbonated soft drinks and some fruit cordials. They do not contain caffeine, making them one of the better choices all around. Flavours include lemon, berry and spicy apple, which is delicious warm on a cold winter evening. Fruit teas are taken without milk, but a little sweetener may be required, depending on personal preference.