Top 5 Herbal Infusions (aka “Herbal Teas”)

There is a lot of concern these days over caffeine and about drinking something that will help this ailment or that ailment or make your hair shinier, your skin glow, and other such beneficial effects. Several herbals have come to the forefront, mainly through the constant marketing of them as miracle cures. But some of …

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Chamomile-Tea Blend for the Moving Body

“Chamomile tea is something I have great use for as a dancer.” If that sentence describing chamomile as a “tea” raised a red flag for you, then you can count yourself as a well-versed tea drinker. There has been much discussion on this blog about the distinction between a tea and an herbal infusion, or tisane, …

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Review — Stash Cinnamon Apple Chamomile

Name: Cinnamon Apple Chamomile Herbal Brand: Stash Type: Herbal tisane, flavored Form: Paper tea bag Review: One of the nifty things about drinking tisanes and flavored teas is finding one that is so well-blended that it satisfies your cravings for high-calorie treats. Stash’s Cinnamon Apple Chamomile Herbal is one of those tisanes. Chamomile is a …

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Nile Delta Chamomile

The Subject: Nile Delta Chamomile from The English Tea Store. Rating: Water temperature: 212° F Steeping time: 5 minutes Tea type: herbal (not a tea) Scents, flavorings, etc.: N/A Aroma, dry: Fresh, bright, lively, sweet, rich Aroma in the cup, plain: Fresh, bright, lively, sweet, rich Taste, plain: Rich yet mild, not bitter, relaxing Aroma …

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Tea and Herbs and Hay Fever — Oh, My!

Tea and herbal infusions can be a major part of your arsenal when the “achoo!” season reigns across the land. We’re talking hay fever, complete with itchy, watery eyes, headaches, and lots of boxes of tissues for all the stuff your body produces while overreacting to the allergen. Hay fever (technically called “rhinitis”) simply put …

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Chamomile Basics

It’s a hectic world out there — small wonder that chamomile is so popular. After fighting traffic to and from your job, meeting deadlines at work, chasing a child around the house who doesn’t want to take a bath or even wear clothing, or whatever your day is full of, a cup of chamomile is …

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The Benefit Claims of Herbals

The health benefits of tea (Camellia Sinensis) are touted everywhere you look. But what about those other brews made of various herbs and other plant parts that some people call “teas” (and that those of us who know better call “herbal infusions” or just “herbals”)? These herbals through the centuries have been used to address …

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Review — Herbal Chamomile by Harney & Sons

Name: Herbal Chamomile Brand: Harney & Sons Type: Herbal tisane Form: Silken pyramid tea bags Review: There are times when even the most die-hard tea lover has to say "enough" to true tea and take the time to enjoy an herbal tisane. Sometimes the the caffeine gets to you, other times the tannic acid gets …

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Healing Teas

Disclaimer: This is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your physician for your particular needs. You hear a lot about all of the health benefits of tea these days. Everyone is claiming that oolong can make you lose weight, green tea will prevent cancer, and black tea will save you from the perils of …

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Find Delight in Catnip “Tea”

By Alexandra Hoover [reposted from our sister blog] If you’ve ever wanted to experience firsthand what catnip is all about, you may want to make this catnip tea. It also includes chamomile, lemon balm, mint, and lemongrass. You need half a cup of catnip, a fourth of a cup of mint, a fourth of a cup …

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