Herbs at the Tea Route
The Tea Route lists an ever-increasing variety of herbs and herbal teas.
Just as we carefully search for rare single origin teas, so we also look for small speciality herb growers.
At The Tea Route herbs retain their fresh fragrance, protected from sun, wind and dust.
Alongside the classic Mediterranean herbs you will find the now familiar Mate, Lapacho and Rooibos teas, as well as aromatic fruit blends.
Mediterranean herbs and flavoured teas
Camomile, lavender, sage, lemon verbena and mountain tea (ironwort) are just some of the herbs The Tea Route uses in its flavoured Mediterranean teas.
Discover Gaia, Mesogaia, and The Tears of Chios island.
The Tea Route blends herbs and teas into mixtures with both curative properties and delightful flavours and aromas, creating pleasant drinks that can be enjoyed at any time.
Some are purely herbal, while others are a blend of herbs and teas, combining the beneficial properties of both.
Discover our flavoured Wellness teas, with ginkgo, aloe vera, lapacho and ginseng.
Blends of dried fruits, almost always based on dried apple and the red calyx of the hibiscus flower, are combined with herbs and blossoms.
Fruit teas are caffeine-free, and their ingredients are rich in substances that are beneficial for general health. They can be given to children without hesitation.
They make a delicious hot beverage in the winter, and their wide range of flavours and aromas can also be enjoyed iced for a refreshing summer drink.
Roibos originates from a prickly shrub grown aroud the Cederberg mountains in South Africa, north of Cape Town. The needle-like yellowish-green change them to red during the fermentation process.
Green Roibos, just like green tea, is not allowed to ferment and retains the fresh flavor components of its leaves.
Rich in vitamins, minerals and other beneficial substances, it is completely caffeine-free and is considered ideal for people following homeopathic treatment. It also helps relieve stomachache.
Since – like tea – it readily accepts flavourings and fragrances, The Tea Route offers a whole range of flavoured Roibos teas.
Brewed from a plant native to South America, which grows wild in southern Brazil and Argentina, mate is enjoyed daily, and all day long, by millions of Latin Americans.
It is a stimulating drink, containing caffeine and many vitamins.
Mate is often used in herbal weight-loss preparations, because it helps suppress the appetite.
Also known as the “tea of the Incas”, Lapacho comes from Argentina. With no caffeine and very few tannins, it develops a pleasant, sweetish aroma, with notes of vanilla and caramel. Recent research has shown that Lapacho can play a very important role in building up the immune system.
Native to the Yunnan region of southwestern China, Pu'Er are the only teas that, thanks to a special manufacturing process, can be aged and become more valuable with time.
They are reputed in Chinese medical lore to reduce cholesterol, dissolve fatty substances and neutralise the effects of alcohol. Their low caffeine content means that they can be enjoyed at any time of day.
These teas have been stripped of their caffeine by a physical process using compressed C02, and not with chemical solvents. They remain very close to the natural beverage, and can be drunk in the evening without fear.
You may never have realised, however, that you can very easily decaffeinate your own favourite tea. Caffeine is the first component to be released into the brewing water, and so, if you throw away the first water after 30 seconds and add fresh hot water to the same leaves, you will have a tea that is 80-90 % caffeine-free.