Drinking Herbal Infusions
Herbal tea, also known as tisane, is an infusion made from herbs, spices, fruits, or dried flowers. Unlike real tea, which is made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant, herbal tea does not contain tea leaves. Herbal infusions have been enjoyed for centuries for their soothing and medicinal properties. They are a great alternative to traditional tea and coffee, offer a wide range of flavours and health benefits, and are caffeine-free. One of the great things about herbal tea is the variety of ingredients that can be used. Whether you prefer the refreshing taste of mint or the subtle sweetness of chamomile, there is a herbal tea for everyone. Mint and rooibos tea are among the best-known types of herbal teas, and their popularity has also grown due to the endless possibilities of combining them with different ingredients to create a delicious taste. You can also experiment with combining different herbs and spices to create unique flavour profiles that suit your taste. At Dilmah, we recommend brewing herbal infusions with water between 95-100 degrees, and to let the tea steep for around 5 minutes. In addition to their delicious taste, de-acidifying herbal teas are becoming increasingly popular due to their many health benefits. Herbs such as lemongrass, peppermint, turmeric, and ginger are just a few of the herbs that can support the immune system, aid digestion, and assist the kidneys in removing acidifying substances from the body. To make deacidifying herbal tea, use water with a neutral pH value, and consider using warm water that has cooled down for a few minutes to reduce acidity and enhance the benefits of these herbs.
Why Infusions from Dilmah?
When it comes to purchasing infusions, Dilmah offers a wide range of options, including rooibos, chamomile, mint, and ginger tea. Moreover, our infusions are carefully packed in a can with a double lid to ensure that the herbs stay fresh for longer, preserving their natural flavour and aroma. By choosing Dilmah's infusions, you're making a sustainable and ethical choice. Our teas are grown with great care on our farms in Sri Lanka, and we're dedicated to sourcing ingredients from equally sustainable and ethical partners when necessary. We take pride in our commitment to caring for our tea pickers and the environment. We donate at least 15% of our pre-tax turnover to the MJF Foundation to assist underprivileged individuals and to Dilmah Conservation to protect the local fauna and flora. So not only will you enjoy a delicious cup of tea, but you'll also be contributing to a brighter future for others.