Teas and Herbal Teas? What is really best for you?
We’re often asked the difference between our tea and herbal teas. It may sound obvious, but the distinct difference is in the name; tea is tea and herbal teas come from herbs and not the Camellia Sinensis, which is the plant tea leaves are picked from. For this reason, herbal teas are not true teas, but an infusion of herbs.
Although it is widely accepted that herbal infusions offer health benefits, they lack the endless amounts of nutrients found in pure teas. This means that by drinking herbal tea, several health benefits are missed. For example, black teas, white teas and green teas are all high in anti-oxidants, which is good for the digestion and detoxing. Herbal infusions do not contain such high levels of this natural substance. People often mistakenly believe that drinking herbal infusions are best for detoxing due to the absence of caffeine, but drinking green or white tea is far more beneficial as they contain over 600 recorded health properties from vitamins, and polyphenols that act as an anti cancer agent.
Special care must also be taken with herbal infusions due to allergies and the risk of certain herbs interfering with medication, which can lead to further problems.
Remember, tea is not just a drink; it is a way of life. Our pure and natural teas offer a whole host of health benefits which can’t be found in herbal infusions.
Enjoy it and share it, with family and friends.