Different Kinds of Organic Herbal Teas

Herbal teas have been common folk cures for a variety of illnesses for many years in almost all cultures. Herbal teas are different than regular teas simply because they are not made from dried tea, or Camellia sinensis, leaves. Herbal teas are generally caffeine free, however, there are some that have had caffeine added. While many people have claimed health benefits from drinking herbal teas, organic herbal teas are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Organic Chamomile Tea

Organic chamomile tea was long considered a remedy for many illnesses by the ancient Egyptians. While chamomile tea is not generally thought of as being that beneficial anymore, it can help promote calmness and relaxation. Chamomile tea has a fresh, almost fruity taste, and it is most commonly served hot with honey.

Organic Lemon Grass Tea

Lemon grass tea is made of dried lemon grass leaves, and it is most prominently grown in Southeast Asia. Lemon grass tea has a rich, zest flavor with hints of fresh citrus fruit. It is usually served hot with honey, but many people make lemon grass tea to serve as iced tea as well. Some studies have shown that lemon grass tea has antibacterial and antifungal properties, however, this claim has not been backed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Organic Spearmint Tea

Spearmint tea is an aromatic herb native to Mediterranean region where it is commonly grown and dried. While the taste may be familiar, there are also hints of fresh citrus fruit in most spearmint teas. Spearmint tea is commonly brewed and then chilled or brewed at double-strength and poured over ice to make a refreshing iced tea.

Organic Peppermint Tea

In the same family and grown in similar regions as spearmint tea, peppermint tea has a much stronger flavor with few hints of citrus fruit. Peppermint tea is often considered invigorating, and many people make it their tea of choice in the morning, especially if they do not drink caffeinated tea or coffee. Peppermint tea is often served over ice as well, especially during the warmer parts of the year, as it is quite refreshing.

Organic Jasmine Tea

Jasmine tea is most commonly consumed and grown in China, and much of the world’s supply of jasmine tea comes from China as well. Jasmine tea has a light, delicate flavor that many classify as floral. Some research has shown that jasmine tea can help lower cholesterol, but these studies are limited and claims have have not been approved by the FDA. Jasmine tea is most commonly served hot with honey, though it is quite iced as well.

Organic Ginger Tea

Ginger is often associated with reducing stomach problems related to motion sickness and nausea, and ginger tea is commonly used as a folk remedy for stomach sickness. Ginger tea is consumed by many people in the morning as it has an invigorating, rich flavor, and it can also help freshen the breath.

About this Author

Christopher Godwin is a freelance writer from Los Angeles. He spent his formative years as a chef and bartender crafting signature dishes and cocktails as the head of an upscale catering firm. He has since ventured into sharing original creations and expertise with the public. Godwin has published poetry, fiction and nonfiction in publications like “Spork Magazine,” “Cold Mountain Review” and “From Abalone To Zest.”