Tea comes in all shapes and sizes, colours and smells, but fruit tea is a category all of its own, and not alike to any other.
Fruit tea isn’t actually tea, by the true definition. It doesn’t contain any tea leaves, and no caffeine. So why Fruit Tea, if it isn’t a tea at all?
Its origins are much more recent than the traditional Camellia Sinensis based teas we all know and love, but the options for variants are great when it comes to fruit tea.
The number of ingredients in a fruit tea is usually around 9, but this is by no means a hard and fast rule. However, dried fruits, herbs and spices can all make an appearance, resulting in a wide variety of flavour sensations!
Our favourites here in the office are Flourish, with its floral deliciousness, Orange Ice Cream with its whole freeze dried cape gooseberries, and Lemon Waffle packed full of fruitiness, with a little crème caramel thrown in for good measure!
The added bonus of a fruit tea is that they are usually packed full of antioxidants and vitamins, as you come to expect from your fruit bowl! They are also super versatile, and are frequently used to make iced tea, or even in cocktails!
So, what are you waiting for? Get over to our teashop and see what tickles your taste buds! Likewise, if you want to learn more about types of tea and its origins, enroll on our FREE Tea Academy.