Herbal Tisanes Loose Tea
Use at least 1 Tablespoon per cup and steep for 5 minutes. Remove after this time as the brew tends to sour.
Dried bramble leaves, crushed to aid extraction. Used in herbal medicine for diuretic problems, also for bleeding gums, coughs and arthritis.
The curative powers of this herb earned it the name of plants physician. A slightly bitter tea which reportedly acts as a soothing sedative and can be drunk in the evening to assure a peaceful night.
The healing herb for sprains and swellings. This herb is made from the ground root and leaves.also said to be recommended for ulcers.
From the French dent de lion either the leaf, or the yellow flower. High in vitamin A and rich in calcium and potassium. Said to aid liver & kidney complaints.
Honey-like, but slightly bitter, said to be a cure for colds & flu.
Fennel tea makes a soothing brew for the digestive system. Reduces appetite, so can be used in line with a slimming regime. The taste is enhanced with the addition of a slice of orange.
Kibbled dried broken parts of the ginger root. Promotes sweating for feverish ailments. Also taken for travel sickness, nausea, menstrual pain and morning sickness.
Brewed for a hot or cold tea. Has high content of vitamin C. Reduces blood pressure, prevents build up of plaque in the arteries and is a diuretic.
Steep dried flowers in boiling water for several minutes, strain & serve hot or cold with honey, lemon or sugar. Purported to relieve headache.
Infused leaves making a refreshing tea. As a strong brew it has properties used externally for rheumatic aches & pains or taken for indigestion and gastric upsets.
Infuse in boiling water. Effectively will reduce fever is a sedative and aids indigestion.
Steep 5 or 6 flowers in hot, but not boiling water. Drink hot or cold for a pleasant brew.
Has a similar taste to green tea. Has a high caffeine content. May benefit the immune system, relieve allergies.
The most famous and popular of herbs. Reportedly helps upset stomachs, nausea, lack of appetite, poor circulation, rheumatics, chills and influenza.
A light infusion. Traditionally a remedy for rheumatic pains.
A bright refreshing flavour, used as an aid to digestion. Also has properties of: anxiety & stress relief, decongestant, suppresses appetite & reduces stomach gas & bloating.
Believed to help frigidity, menstrual discomfort, labour pains and menopause.
Similar characteristics to Orange Pekoe tea, lightly fragrant and a delightful aroma. Free from caffeine and almost free from tannin. Can be served hot or cold with milk or lemon to taste.
The same as Rooibos but with natural vanilla flavouring added to sweeten the brew.
Dried and chopped. Rose hip tea is very nutritional as it has a high vitamin C content, good for colds and bronchial infections.
Dried strawberry leaves. Has a strong acidic flavour, smelling quite fragrant and sweet. Used as a laxative, diuretic and astringent (for diarrhoea).
Rubbed thyme leaves, to help break down the texture to release the oils. High antioxidant content delays the onset of the ageing process, sight, brain & muscles. Also has antiseptic & antibacterial qualities.
Roots are cut & dried. Made as a tea for insomnia, nervous tension, anxiety, headaches and indigestion. Said to lower blood pressure.
Verbena family. It is made from the dried stem and leaves of the plant. Used against insomnia, anxiety, tension & migraines. Used also for skin lotions and as a gargle for sore gums and mouth ulcers.