Herbal tea dates back to Ancient Egypt and China where it was
used both for its health benefits and great taste. Any infusion or blend of
leaves, fruits, bark, roots, or flowers that do not come from the camellia sinensis
plant are considered an herbal tea or a tisane. Most
herbal teas are caffeine free with the exception of yerba mate, which is a caffeinated
drink whose leaves come from a South American plant. Under the umbrella of herbal
teas, there are a wide variety of flavors and colors that can grace your cup.