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Herbal Tea

Herbal teas draw on the huge variety of herbs, flowers, roots, spices or fruits that the botanical kingdom has to offer. Discover our carefully selected tisanes from classics like peppermint and camomile, to the more exotic cardamom and turmeric blends.
Herbal tea from Dragonfly

What is Herbal Tea?

Also known as herbal infusions, fruit infusions and tisanes, herbal teas have long been enjoyed for their wonderful array of tastes and health benefits.

  • Herbal teas are hot drinks made by infusing dried plant material in boiled water.
  • They are distinct from ‘true teas’, such as black tea, which come from the Camellia sinensis bush.
  • Instead, they come from a variety of plants.
  • Different parts of the plant, or ‘botanicals’ are used depending on which part is most flavourful, fragrant or beneficial.
  • A vast range of drinks falls under the herbal tea category, each with their own flavours, properties and benefits.



A vast array of infusions fall under the category of herbal tea, so it’s best to check your packaging for specific instructions. Some basic guiding principles apply to all tea, however:


  • Filtered or spring water makes better-tasting tea.
  • Start with an empty kettle to ensure the water is fresh.
  • Ideally, add only as much water to the kettle as you need for your cup/pot. This saves energy and avoids the need to waste the spent water when you come to make your next cup!


  • Herbal teas can generally be made with freshly boiled water.
  • How much tea?
  • Dragonfly teabags contain just the right amount of tea leaves for a mug of tea (about 250ml capacity).


  • For tea that’s perfect for you, try experimenting with steeping time. Brewing some herbal blends for five minutes or even longer can intensify the flavour experience, especially of spices such as cinnamon and ginger.  Keep sipping and when it’s as you like it, remove the teabag and enjoy!


A rainbow of infusions to suit every mood

  • There are countless distinct herbal teas and herbal blends, with an infinite variety of flavours and aromas.
  • Flavours range from classic, cooling peppermint and gently sweet camomile, to more exotic warming, spiced cardamom and turmeric blends.
  • Herbal teas are often powerfully fragrant and are usually enjoyed without milk.


Properties and benefits of herbal tea

  • Herbal teas have been used medicinally for thousands of years.
  • Different infusions have unique properties and benefits specific to the plants they’re made from.
  • Most herbal teas are naturally caffeine free.
  • Care needs to be taken when drinking some herbal teas regularly, especially for those that are pregnant, have a health condition or are taking medication (always seek the advice of a doctor).
  • Herbal teas are a delicious and uplifting way to stay hydrated.


Tea Growing

  • Herbal teas come from a variety of plants.
  • The part of the plant used varies according to which part is most flavourful, fragrant or beneficial.
  • This includes leaves, stems, flowers, roots, bark, seeds and fruit (or a combination).
  • The aromatic botanicals are harvested, dried and blended to create an assortment of tastes and health properties.
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