Loose Leaf Herbal Tea
Love loose leaf herbal tea? You’ve come to the right place! Whether you want to drift off to dreamland, unwind your mind, invigorate your senses or simply want a good-for-you-brew, there’s an herbal tea to match every moment. Discover our specially designed loose leaf herbal tea blends that will elevate your simple cup of tea to a pure moment of bliss. From classic blends to creative concoctions, our enticing selection of the best loose leaf herbal tea is designed to delight and tickle the tastebuds. Just one sip and you’ll be smitten.
Find the best loose leaf herbal tea
Wondering how to recognize the best loose leaf herbal tea? First of all, herbal tea isn’t technically tea. Instead of coming from the Camellia sinensis plant (which is where we get black and green tea from), herbal tea can be made by infusing water with any edible plant, such as herbs, roots, leaves, bark and flowers. These infusions are commonly called herbal tea or tisanes.
Herbal teas can be simple – like the popular mint, chamomile or ginger turmeric herbal tea – but they can also involve a variety of different ingredients for a robust blend. While the options are unlimited, you can typically group herbal tea into three categories: sweet (made from fruit, berries or flowers like our Dream blend that has chamomile, saffron, rose, orange and more), aromatic (made with flowers or spices, such as our spicy Morning Mantra blend with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, clove and black pepper) and bitter (herbal brews with health-boosting benefits like our Magic Potion citrus tea with mistletoe, ginkgo, nettle and lemongrass).
Regardless of the flavors you prefer, choosing loose leaf herbal tea over herbal tea bags will always give you a higher quality.
Health benefits of loose leaf herbal tea
Where do we even begin? Traditional Chinese Medicine, Indian Ayurveda and ancient Egyptian healers have all used various herbs and herbal infusions to treat ailments or strengthen the immune system for thousands of years. While effects can vary depending on the quality of ingredients, it’s still believed that there are many health benefits of loose leaf herbal tea. For instance, ginger is known to reduce nausea, so drinking an herbal tea with ginger could help settle an upset stomach. Different herbs, leaves and roots can also have detoxifying, stimulating or soothing effects.
Additionally, unlike black tea and green tea, herbal tea does not contain any caffeine, making it an attractive option for those who don’t like how caffeine affects them or are looking for a relaxing, nighttime tea. (One exception to this is yerba mate, a South American tea that is also herbal but does contain caffeine.)
How to brew loose leaf herbal tea
Check the brewing instructions on the back of your bag of Lumo Tea for details on how to brew loose leaf herbal tea. Typically, we suggest steeping one heaping teaspoon of tea in one cup of boiling water for 4-6 minutes. You can always adjust the amount of tea you use or how long you let it steep, depending on your personal preferences. Unlike other teas, the flavor of herbal tea can get stronger when steeped for a longer period of time but it won’t grow bitter as a green or black tea would.
While herbal tea is often drunk while hot, some blends are particularly refreshing when iced. An iced mint tea on a hot summer day? Delightful. To ice your herbal tea, steep one level tablespoon of tea leaves as usual in one cup hot water for 1-3 minutes then pour the infusion over plenty of ice. Ready for a new brew?
Buy loose leaf herbal tea
Along with our quality ingredients and inventive flavor profiles, the ritual that goes into brewing our loose leaf herbal teas adds to their appeal, whether you’re drinking it before meditation or even a celebration.Browse all our blends and buy loose leaf herbal tea to get free shipping on every order over $30!