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Herbal infusions and tisane basics

Herbal infusions and tisanes are very similar products.

Unlike some other suppliers, though we differentiate them by the following guidelines:

  1. Herbal infusions contain pure herbs, fresh or dried flowers, leaves, seeds, roots and even other parts of plants.
  2. Tisanes on the other hand usually contain some of the above plus pieces of dried fruits and berries too.

It must be remembered that these infusions, although containing no tea, are not necessarily caffeine free; e.g. the Brazilian Mate has one of the highest concentrations of caffeine of any beverage, as one manufacturer discovered having marketed it as caffeine free for over a decade.

Needless to say they found themselves, if you pardon the pun, in hot water with the authorities.


Passion fruit and orange tisane Egyptian mint Rooibos

The herbs and various ingredients are usually dried using sun patios or in large drying machines.

Most of the tisanes sold today use artificial flavourings to enhance the products appeal.

Naturally, "natural" and "pure" are the best types of ingredients and flavourings; which is why all our fruit flavourings are pure extracts of fruits.

To enhance the infusions flavour and colour, rosehip and hibiscus are quite often incorporated in the ingredients of infusions.

The addition of fruits and berries in tisanes is done to alter the balance of flavour to make appealing to differing customer palates.

  1. Only buy the freshest best quality ingredients.
  2. Store in a sealed container, even tea bags, away from ultra violet light and strong smelling substances.
  3. Infuse until about 1cm of strong colour develops at bottom of vessel; this may take about 5 minutes.
  4. Do not stir or disturb whilst infusing.
  5. Sweeten to taste.
  6. Stir, after infusion period and enjoy.
  7. Medical advice should be sought if taking herbal infusions for specific remedial reasons.
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