No Leaf Unturned: Herbal Tea


The most commonly misunderstood category in the tea industry, Herbal Teas refer to naturally caffeine-free products that are not actually "tea" in the botanical sense. New tea drinkers are surprised to learn that all true tea is made from the leaves of a single plant species: Camellia sinensis. Confusingly, in Western culture the word "tea" is often used to describe any number of herbs and spices like ginger, peppermint, or chamomile that are brewed and enjoyed like tea.

To add to the confusion, decaffeinated teas made from real tea leaves also appear in the mass market. We do not carry decaffeinated teas because the processing involved strips away not only the caffeine, but a fair amount of flavor as well. For that reason, you will not find decaffeinated Camellia sinensis teas among our Herbal Teas.
Rooibos Herbal Tea Blends

Instead, we source non-tea botanicals from six continents to offer artisanal, naturally caffeine-free options. We use premium quality roots, fruits, flowers, seeds, barks, stems and leaves that are often combined with natural plant essential oils and extracts to craft products entirely unique. Like our teas, we source our botanicals directly from organic farms around the world.

Sourcing Cardamom in Central America for herbal tea blends

As you explore the variety of our Herbal Teas, watch for limited edition releases from our Herb Lab Series. These small-batch blends are designed to complement the seasons and typically sell out within weeks. Our inspiration is global, historical and cultural, offering you an international taste experience encompassing the ages. Enjoy!