Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tisane or Tea?

 
Not long ago my husband realized he could no longer drink caffeine.
He was not happy with this discovery.
He loves his tea each morning and afternoon; so the exploration into the world of tisane's has begun.
Tisane is the actual word for herbal beverages.
They really are not tea, as tea is from the camellia sinensis plant.
This beautiful pot of tisane was just fresh mint leaves steeped for awhile and quite a nice one.
In the summer I like to steep fresh lemon verbena for a cool refreshing tisane.
My husband has begun exploring and trying different tulsi's or holy basil
and quite enjoying them.

Have you explored the world of tisane's?
What have you found that you love?