Tea and Non-Tea β˜•πŸ΅

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Most of you, tea lovers of the world, may be knowing the difference between tea and tisanes. And, for those who are wondering what a tisane is, let me say few words. Tisane is a French word, meaning herbal infusion. Tisanes are mostly herbal teas with herbs, flowers, fruits, or spices steeped in boiling water. They don’t have tea leaves in them. But, most of the people call these simply as teas. Don’t worry, I too called these teas before learning about tea.

Lemon Iced Tea
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Tea is the product of Camellia sinensis plant. Climate, soil pH, altitude, seasons, water quality, plant variety, plants and trees growing nearby, tea leaf plucking methods, and manufacturing processes influences the taste of tea. Numerous varieties of teas are thus available.

Butterfly pea flower tea
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Black tea, green tea, white tea, yellow tea, oolong, pu-errh tea are real teas made from Camellia sinensis plant. Masala tea, lemon tea, flavored green tea, Kashmiri Kahwa tea, etc. are real teas with natural or natural identical flavors added. Chammomile tea, peppermint tea, hibiscus tea, butterfly pea flower tea, rooibos tea etc. are non-teas or tisanes which doesn’t have any real tea in it. They are herbal infusions with health benefits.

Rooibos tea
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Enjoy your cup of tea and tisane understanding the difference. Cheers β˜•πŸ΅πŸΉ πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

25 thoughts on “Tea and Non-Tea β˜•πŸ΅

      1. She who enjoys what she does will always taste success
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  1. Pea flower tea.. I thought I knew all the varieties in tea.. this is newπŸ€” informative post Krishna..
    How are you.? It has been quite some days..

    1. Hi, good morning Chiru 😊 I was busy with tea tasting training. Butterfly pea flower is shankupushpam. It’s a very good herb for nervous system. It’s infusion is a tisane, not a real tea as real tea is that which has real tea leaves

  2. Butterfly pea flower tea?!!! That’s soooo beautiful! How fun! I’ve got a lot to learn about teas! Thank You for sharing Your knowledge. Cheers!!! πŸ˜Šβ€οΈπŸ™πŸΌπŸŒΌβ˜•οΈ

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