What are herbal teas?

Hundreds of different herbs have been used in beverages. These are sometimes called herbal teas. Tea professionals and connoisseurs usually prefer to restrict the name ‘tea’ to real tea, so you may see the following names used as well:

Herbal Infusion: means a drink made by steeping herbs in hot water.

Tisane: [pronounced tee-ZAHN], which in French means any herbal beverage.

Some common ingredients that are used as tisanes are peppermint, chamomile, rose hips, lemongrass and licorice root