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Tisane vs Tea

Posted by Monica Dvorak-Tong on

What is the Difference Between a Tisane and Tea?  All teas are derived from the same plant, the camellia sinensis (pronounced kuh∙mee∙lee∙uh si∙nuhn∙sis) plant which is a shrub commonly found in Asia while tisanes (pronounced tea∙zahn or ti∙zan), more commonly called herbal teas, are infusions made from other plants besides the camellia sinensis plant.  While teas such as black tea, oolong tea, white tea, and green tea, all originate from the same plant, camellia sinensis, which contains caffeine, these teas are all harvested at different times (summer, spring, fall) and processed using different methods such as steaming, pan-firing, oxidizing, rolling,...

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