Archive for the ‘Herbal Teas’ Category

Spearmint Leaf Tea

spearmintSpearmint is one of the best choice for a chef, and this type of mint has long years of being used in medical traditions of many nations of the world. Spearmint is known as garden mint or common mint, and its amazing bright green color is used to decorate various desserts, salads, bakery, jams, jellies, and many other dishes. Spearmint has a great deal of therapeutic powers and health benefits, and it is recommended to use this natural remedy for plenty of conditions, both for treating and for prevention. Spearmint leaf tea is known as one of the most common forms to benefit from organic spearmint. Go on reading to learn more about this aromatic refreshing herbal tea. (more…)

Honeybush Tea Benefits

honeybushHoneybush tea is one of the many herbal teas which came to us from South Africa. Honeybush (Cyclopia Intermedia) is also known as the Cyclopia plant, and the tea itself has a great number of names in South Africa countries, including Bergtee, Bossiestee, Heuningtee, to name a few. It has been used for many centuries in Morocco, Algeria, Ancient Egypt, and other countries, and the first time it was mentioned in scientific literature in the beginning of the 18th century. Herbal infusion is prepared from leaves and flowers of the plant, and it is especially valued for its slightly sweet and very pleasant taste. It is also interesting that the plant is not being specially cultivated with the purpose of producing tea, and only the species growing in valleys and coastal areas are being used. Honeybush tea has plenty of benefits and therapeutic powers for which the beverage has got its fame and is highly valued around the world. (more…)

Herbal Tea Essentials

Joy of Drinking Herbal Teas

Herbal TeaThere’s nothing better than a refreshing cup of herbal tea. People all over the world are experimenting with different types of tea to discover the health benefits and delicious flavours available. Herbal tea, or tisanes, are not a new phenomenon. There are records dating back to ancient history showing the use of medicinal and herbal teas.

It can be a little overwhelming for a new tea drinker to select from the wall of teas available at many supermarkets and specialty stores. To make matters more challenging, there are many tea blends that combine 2 or more herbs in the one tea mixture.

To help you join the millions of people around the world who choose healthy drinks for better lifestyle, we have put together this beginner guide to the best herbal teas to try. (more…)

Mate Tea

Mate TeaMate tea is a well known therapeutic beverage which is widely used and loved for many centuries in the countries of its origin, including Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and other nations of South America. It is sometimes called yerba mate tea, St. Bartholemew’s Tea,  Paraguay Tea, Jesuit’s Brazil Tea, or chimarrão tea. The therapeutic beverage has got its fame for very high content of caffeine, and it is prepared from the leaves of mate tea which can be found in many regions of South America, as well as in some areas in the Middle East. It is interesting that traditionally, in South America countries mate tea is served with a special massive silver straw (called a masassa or a bombilla), because this herbal infusion is usually prepared by using plenty of dried material, so the straw allows enjoying the tea while it is hot and the dried leaves are still on the top of the beverage. As a rule, for preparing the beverage the dried, chopped and properly selected mate tree leaves are used. (more…)

Dandelion Tea Benefits

DandelionDandelion tea is a herbal tea or herbal infusion which has been recently gaining a great popularity around the world as a wonderful therapeutic beverage with multiple benefits and healing effects. Dandelion is a common medicinal herb which has been used in alternative medicines of many nations of the world for many centuries. The herb grows virtually in every warm region of the planet, and can be picked for preparing homemade herbal infusions and other therapeutic products for health by everyone of us. Dandelion known as Taraxacum officinale is well known and highly valued by traditional medicine practitioners in the United States and many European countries, and it is one of the top herbal remedies used in Traditional Chinese medicine and ancient Indian medicine. The benefits of dandelion are so diverse that some herbalists call this medicinal herb “an official remedy for all disorders”. (more…)

Anti-Cancer Chamomile Tea Benefits Discovered

Chamomile TeaArguably, chamomile can be called one of the most known and most commonly used medicinal herb. Its numerous benefits have been known for centuries in various alternative medicines and traditional herbal medicines of many nations, starting from the United States and ending up with Traditional Chinese medicine. It can be used in the form of herbal infusion (herbal tea), tincture, poultice, and even essential oil extracted from this miraculous plant. Chamomile infusion is considered to be among the most popular and the most consumed herbal teas on earth. Read more about chamomile tea health benefits for skin and digestive system in this article. Chamomile essential oil is considered to be one of the safest and the nutrient richest essential oils, and you can learn more about its benefits after reading the article here. Chamomile can be used as a truly powerful natural remedy for many health conditions, both for treating and preventing those. (more…)

Ginseng Tea Benefits

Ginseng TeaMany experts name ginseng tea as one of the most miraculous and wonderful gifts of our Mother Nature. Ginseng is a very important part of Traditional Chinese, Indian, and other oriental medicines, and ancient therapists and doctors used ginseng as a unique remedy for plenty of conditions, starting from the common cold and ending up with erectile dysfunction. Nowadays, the popularity of ginseng tea or other therapeutic ginseng products has been drastically increasing, and health benefits of ginseng tea are known and used in all continents of the world. In addition, ginseng benefits have a very strong scientific prove base, because this miraculous plant from China is being well studied and known as the one which can make real miracles. It helps millions of people be back to life and enjoy it in its full beauty. Read this article in order to learn more about numerous therapeutic properties and health effects of ginseng tea. (more…)

Hibiscus Tea Benefits

Hibiscus Tea BenefitsHibiscus tea is one of the most popular and widely known types of herbal teas. Throughout the world, this tea is highly valued for its rich nutritious content and numerous therapeutic benefits. Hibiscus tea is made from dried flowers of hibiscus plant (Hibiscus sabdariffa) and can be consumed either cold or hot, either sweetened or without adding any sweetener. It has a pleasant refreshing taste (some people find it to be similar to the one of cranberry juice) and uplifting red color. In our times, hibiscus tea is extremely popular in the United States and the countries of the Caribbean region, and it is very often used as a herbal tea for therapeutic or disease prevention purposes. It is highly valued, primarily, as a caffeine free therapeutic beverage which possesses excellent cooling and thirst-quenching powers, and can provide our body with great amounts of natural vitamin C. Thus, hibiscus tea benefits include supporting our immune system function and increasing our natural resistivity to numerous common diseases, including infectious ones. (more…)

Matcha Green Tea Benefits

matcha green teaMany true tea lovers can confirm my words that drinking matcha green tea is a trend of the latest years. Though yet not too very well known around the world, matcha green tea has already got its true fans in many countries of the world. If you have never heard and do not really know what is matcha green tea, you should know that it is nothing else but regular green tea powder which is used for making tea instead of regular dried tea leaves. Though this type of green tea usage is quite a new thing for many countries of Europe and both Americas, matcha tea has been used for many centuries in Japan and China. It is very often used for traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, as well as for other culinary purposes, including playing a role of great natural food coloring, and others. It has been produced and used in China since the times of the Tang Dynasty, from the 7th to 10th centuries BC. (more…)

Kombucha Tea Benefits

kombucha teaSome of us heard about this interesting fermented beverage, kombucha tea, known also as tea fungus or manchurian tea. There are talks about its being effective for some diseases and health conditions, that is why it is quite popular in the far east, mainly in China and Japan. However, a little is known about it in modern Europe and North America where plenty of enthusiasts are eager to know what is kombucha tea and what are its potential health benefits. Actually, kombucha is a natural beverage made by fermenting a special culture of bacteria and yeast known as “Kombucha mushroom” in common black or white tea. Though the kombucha culture is sometimes considered mushroom, biologically it is qute far from it, being only a composition of acetic acid bacteria like Acetobacter and some types of yeast like Candida stellata, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Brettanomyces bruxellensis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, or other. Some biology specialists call it a microbial culture, or something that is known as a zoogleal mat. (more…)