What is Herbal Tea?

“Herbal teas” are not officially “teas,” as they do not come from the camellia sinensis plant. It is catch-all term used to describe all non-caffeinated beverages made from the infusion of plants, spices, herbs, and fruits that are steeped into delicious drinks, both hot and cold.

Herbal teas have existed as long as written history extends.  Modern researchers have founds dried peppermint and hibiscus leaves in several Egyptian pyramids, which date back to 1,000 BC. The popularity of herbal teas has increased in the last decades. 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF HERBAL TEA

2737 B.C.
Tea was first discovered by the second emperor Shen Nung in China.
1000 B.C.
Use of dried hibiscus and peppermint leaves have been found in ancient Egyptian pyramids dating back to 1000 B.C.
618-907 A.D.
During the T'ang Dynasty tea becomes the most popular drink in China

HOW TO STEEP

Steep at 205° degrees for 5 minutes.

Save Your Leaves

This loose leaf tea can be re-steeped twice.

Herbal Tea

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Cup of Tea is your community tea house.  If you are looking for loose-leaf tea and ways to steep it, we have everything you need. You can also enjoy a pot of hot tea, a glass of iced tea, or a custom tea latte in our shop or on the go.
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