Tisanes (HERBAL AND FLORAL INFUSIONS)
Technically, all teas whether a green tea, black tea or white tea come from the Camellia sinensis plant. However, the term "tea" is often referred to for a whole range of plant and floral herbal infusions that offer enticing tastes and aromas. At ITO EN, we prefer the term "tisane" in order to properly distinguish tea from other infusions. The advantage of tisanes is that they are generally caffeine-free and gentle on the body, making them an excellent choice for the caffeine-sensitive and most especially, for children. Often, tisanes have their own particular benefits, as is the case with South African Rooibos, which is naturally high in vitamin C and antioxidants.
Tisanes are generally revered for their soothing and therapeutic properties, but like any other food or beverage product it is important to be aware of the effects of a particular tisane.
For instance, ginseng or South American mate have stimulant properties like caffeine, while chamomile may cause a reaction for those who have an allergy to ragweed.
May we suggest a few options for you to enjoy when looking for a caffeine-free alternative. Browse our loose leaf tisanes or grab a bottle of TEAS' TEA Caffeine Free Herbal Chamomile for a great grab-and-go refreshment.