Tisane or Long Infusion

What is a Tisane?

Let's start with what is tea? Tea comes from the plant called Camelia Sinensis. The tea leaves are then dried or cured in different ways to make black, oolong, puerh, green or white tea leaves. From there you can steep these leaves in hot water for 2-5 minutes depending on the kind and enjoy a wonderful infusion.

So what on earth is a tisane? A tisane is also a hot infusion but is usually steeped for 5-10 minutes. It is made up of different herbs and spices and sometimes even fungi. Tisanes do not include any Camelia Sinensis. This is what most often found on store shelves with the name of herbal tea.