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All You Need to Know About Tea Infusions
Dive into a world bursting with colours and delicious flavours with our fabulously tasty and imaginative range of fruit and herbal teas. These teas are really called infusions – and given there is a bit of confusion regarding infusions sometimes, we thought we’d clear it up a bit.
Fruit and herbal infusions are an easy way to feel good and rehydrate with a delicious drink. They are all sugar free and with only 4 calories in each cup, what’s not to like?!
Made with 100% natural ingredients and simply bursting with flavour, every single cup gives off a mouth watering aroma – enveloping all the senses at once. From the latest in the world of flavour trends to tea cupboard essentials – over 50 blends at the last count. Infusions are also wonderfully versatile: they can be enjoyed hot or cold, winter and summer. They make great iced teas and iced cocktails and they are a delicious, soothing and caffeine free alternative to coffee after supper.
Say hello yellow! We have stunningly packaged fruit and herbal infusions for every occasion and taste – bold and bright yellow boxes with uplifting vintage designs, they’re easy to find in the aisle and choc full of flavour. We’re the nations favourite when it comes to infusions. Whoop whoop.
What Is an Infusion?
Herbal and Fruit teas explained…
A delicious hot tea where not-quite boiling water has been infused with other flavours – specifically from fruits or herbs, often dried, but sometimes fresh (like mint).
Because herbal and fruit teas are so delicious and consequently enjoying a huge boost in popularity, the word “tea” has become confused with “infusion”. All teas from traditional black tea to fruity mixes are technically infusions: the hot water is infused with flavours from the steeping leaves, fruits and herbs.
What Is the Difference Between a Herbal or Fruit Infusion and Regular Tea?
The major difference is that fruit and herbal teas are entirely caffeine free – this is because they are not made from tea leaves at all. All traditional teas are made from the leaves of the tea plant Camellia Sinensis.
“Proper” teas made from the Camellia Sinensis are: Black, Oolong, Green, White, Yellow and Pu-er.
Herbal teas or infusions are made from… well, whatever flavours you see on the box!
Are All Fruit & Herbal Teas Caffeine-free?
Yes! They most certainly are. Fruit and herbal infusions can be enjoyed around the clock and make great caffeine free hot drinks. Depending on the infusion they can help you enjoy a hassle-free, healthy lifestyle.
What Does an Infusion Taste Like?
Refreshing and natural tasting, full of flavour and they create wonderful aromas, too. Fruit and herbal teas are totally sugar free, so their sweetness is natural and not so intense as sugary drinks like squash.
They are both relaxing and enlivening, depending on the time of day, your mood and your choice of infusion.
How to Make the Perfect Infusion
- Pop a teabag into your favourite mug - a glass one if you have one to see the colour infuse.
- Then top up with boiling water.
- Then the important bit, wait for 3-4 minutes for the flavours to infuse. They aren’t as strong as every day black tea and really need to the time to infuse with the water!
- Infusions are just as tasty left to go cold (handy if you’re on a forgetful day).
- Herbal + fruit infusions are happy as they are - no milk or sugar is needed – but for those of you with a sweet tooth a little spoon of honey is always delicious!