|Herbal Tea Traditional and Blends
Tisane or "herbal tea", is a catch-all term for any non-caffeinated beverage made from the infusion or decoction of herbs, spices, or other plant
material in water. These drinks are distinguished from caffeinated beverages like coffee, kuding, and the true teas (black, green, white, yellow,
oolong, etc.), or from a decaffeinated tea, in which the caffeine has been removed. In addition to serving as a beverage, many tisanes are also
consumed due to a perceived medicinal benefit. Like beverages made from the tea bush (Camellia sinensis), tisanes can be served hot or cold.
Tisanes have been used for nearly as long as written history extends.
Yerba Mate' Herbal Tea
Long hailed in South American countries as
a healthy, energizing social beverage, Yerba
Mate' is finding a new audience in North
America. Notable is its ability to provide
energy without the jitteriness suffered by
coffee imbibers. Contains some caffeine.
Preparation: 1 teaspoon per cup; brew 3-5
min @ 150° F.
Ingredients: The leaves and twigs of the
South American Yerba Mate plant.