Herbal teas, such as raspberry tea, consist of all sorts of ingredients—including tree bark, leaves, roots, herbs, aromatic flowers, fruits, spices, roots, seeds, and rare botanicals from around the world,
This is what makes herbal tea different from other types of tea—such as black, green, and white teas—which all are made from the leaves and buds of a species of plant known as Camellia Sinensis.
Another difference between herbal tea and “real” tea is that herbal tea is the fact that herbal tea, until “real” tea, contains no calories or caffeine.
Raspberry tea tastes similar to black tea, but without the caffeine….(actually all herbal teas are caffeine-free).
Herbal tea runs the gamut as far as aroma, flavor, and texture…quality, complexity, taste, and character.
Different groups of people have been making tea for various medical reasons for centuries…such as tea from echinacea to keep you from getting a cold…tea from dandelion roots for sore throat…peppermint and ginger tea for digestion…and chamomile tea for stress and anxiety.
Many cultures also make herbal tea for spiritual benefits.
Tea made from raspberry leaves have been used by women during pregnancy for centuries…especially by the Cherokee, Iroquois, and Mohawk nations…and the people of ancient Egypt and China have a long history of using tea for medicinal purposes as well….in fact, since about the year 2737BC,
The perfect cup of herbal tea not only has a pleasant flavor and a calming effect….the perfect afternoon or evening indulgence.
But herbal tea contributes to good health and well-being.
In the next few posts, we will be looking at various types of tea and the benefits of each type…then we will learn how to make the perfect cup of herbal tea…stay with me…reading as you sip your perfect cup of hot herbal tea.