In the herbal tea world, by far the most common type is the leaf tea or infusion. Harvested fresh from the tiniest herb to the mighty tree, leaf teas come in a variety of textures, flavours and aromas. Whether you seek a bold, distinct and flavourful brew, or something light and soothing, it can often be found among the many herbal leaf infusions. For a sweeter drink, marshmallow, nettle leaf or spearmint provide a refreshing brew with a pleasant taste that lingers on the tongue. Those who seek a sharper, more exciting taste will find parsley leaf tea to be excellent choices. A savoury experience awaits in every cup of sage, while mullein imparts its light, pleasant herbal essences with each sip.
Many of these herbal tisanes have survived for thousands of years, deeply intertwined with the history of the culture that created them. Several herbs, such as lemon balm and spearmint, all served culinary purposes long before their introduction to the tea world. Others, like parsley and thyme became intertwined into tradition and folklore. Drinks like moringa were the hidden gem of their cultures for centuries, while dandelion were discarded as weeds before herbalists discovered their value as herbal infusions. Whatever its origin, each leaf shares its ability to brew up a fine, natural herbal tisane.