Updated: May 24
Doesn't the word Tisane just sound beautiful? So what is it? A tisane is any herbal tea. Mint, chamomile, red raspberry leaf, whatever. Any beautiful mixture of wonderful herbs that we put into our hot cup of water.
What is tea then? While most people call a lot of things "tea", technically a real tea is made from leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant. Green tea has zero fermentation while black tea has the most fermentation. I drink Black tea for the energy and I drink Green tea for the profound health and beauty benefits. Green tea contains the potent antioxidant catechin, a bioflavonoid. Catechins have strong anti cancer properties, reduce oxidative damage, and have been shown to significantly reduce inflammation.
My body is super sensitive to anything and everything (anyone else like this?). Over the years I've learned to listen to my body, and I use a blend of Tisanes (herbs), and Camellia sinensis (teas) to provide my body with exactly what it is asking for. This is part science and part intuition.
Now that I have a family I use herbs & teas for hydration and health
purposes. It’s amazing how much happier a kid is to drink a purple cup of water (butterfly flower) as opposed to a regular cup of H2O.