Herb & Fruit Teas

A confusing aspect of learning about tea is that many of the beverages which are called "tea" are actually not tea. Herbal teas, which tea experts term Tisanes (a French word for "herbal infusion"), are usually dried flowers, fruits or herbs steeped in boiling water (no actual tea leaves are included). We call them "teas" here to avoid any confusion, but we may also reference them as tisanes or infusions.