Strictly speaking, the aromatic infusion drink made from fresh or dried plant parts is only considered a tea-like product. In addition to pure teas made from peppermint, lemon balm, sage, fennel or nettle, there are various mixtures with spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, and dried fruits and flowers such as elderberry, lemon, mallow, or hibiscus.
Herbs have been collected, dried, and used for medicinal purposes all over the world for thousands of years. Even today we appreciate the beneficial effects of chamomile tea & Co. and the aromatic taste of these herbal teas.
all year round
Depending on the type and composition of the tea. Its essential oils and aromatic substances determine the taste. Lemon balm convinces with a flowery, lemon-like note. Peppermint tastes typically minty and is slightly refreshing – especially great in summer. Chamomile has a mild and at the same time slightly bitter aroma.
Depending on the season, herbal teas taste warm or cold. Refined with juice or mineral water, they are a great thirst quencher. Certain varieties are used in folk medicine as a remedy.
Herbal teas should be stored either in the original packaging or in containers that can be closed well, in a dark, dry, and cool place. They will keep for up to 16 months. Pay attention to the expiration date.
Nutritional value/active ingredients
Herbal tea is calorie-free if you enjoy it without sugar or honey. Fat and protein are also not included – only traces of carbohydrates at 0.2 g per 100 ml. The ingredients (essential oils, secondary plant substances) depend on the herbs or spices.