(Also see red teas.)
All true teas (whether white, green, oolong or black) come from the same plant, called the Camellia sinensis. Any leaf, root, fruit or flower that comes from a plant other than the tea plant is considered an herbal tea. For example, chamomile flowers, peppermint leaves, Yerba Maté and Rooibos are considered herbal teas because they do not come from the traditional tea plant.
The teas in this section are all made from herbal ingredients. Since ancient times, herbal teas have been revered for their bountiful health benefits and therapeutic properties. Herbal teas are often used to aid digestion, sooth allergies, relieve headaches and reduce stress. Continuing this tradition, Octavia’s herbal teas are based on ancient homeopathic remedies, blended with quality, flavor and health benefits in mind.
Most herbal teas are 100% caffeine-free, making them an excellent choice for evening or for people with caffeine-sensitivities. Keep in mind that even decaffeinated tea still contains some caffeine. Therefore, we recommend that extremely caffeine-sensitive tea drinkers select herbal teas that grow naturally without caffeine.