‘The very act of preparing and serving tea encourages conversation. The little spaces in time created by teatime rituals call out to be filled with conversation. Even the tea itself–warm and comforting–inspires a feeling of relaxation and trust that fosters shared confidences.’
Emilie Barnes, If Teacups Could Talk
So, you’ve been searching for the perfect herbal and fruit ‘tea’ review blog. Well…you’ve found it!
Like you, we love our herbal infusions and tisanes. And much to our delight, today there are so many flavours to choose from. But we know when you go to the shop and stare longingly at the seemingly endless selection, it can be overwhelming.
That’s why we started If Teacups Could Talk…. We sit on your side of the table with a warm cuppa, and possibly a slice of cake, and let you know which blends are must-have cupboard staples and which just aren’t worth the bother.
So start browsing through the menu!
Want to know which teas to drink in the summer or the winter? Check out Every Tea Has a Season.
Want to know the best tea to detox or aid digestion? Check out Drink to Your Health!.
We’ve also categorised all the infusions by their place of distribution, in Nationaliteas (although you can find many of them around the world, so don’t fret if you see something good in a foreign country!).
Over time, we’ll also be sharing our suggestions for foods / tea combinations, where to find the best tea accessories, and so much more. So be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss out on all the latest updates!
DISCLAIMER: A small minority of the blends reviewed on this site are real teas (made with actual tea leaves), although our emphasis is on herbal and fruit blends. We are also aware that these infusions are not true ‘teas’, and yet you will see us often refer to them as such. We made this decision in order to speak to newbies to the herbal / tisane world (it’s very common to hear these mistakenly referred to as teas) – and because sometimes it makes for a good pun 🙂
Ginger Tea started drinking herbal teas to alleviate hay fever. Her GP advised her to avoid milk – but she doesn’t like black tea without milk. It was a disaster! She had no choice but to look for alternative hot soothing beverages. Her herbal tea adventure began when choices were very limited. She drank the same cup of Twinings every day. Then, out of nowhere, Whittards brought out a range that opened her mind to the world of herbal varie-tea. The rest, as they say, is histor-tea!
Favourite Teas: Pukka Detox, Yogi Choco Aztec Spice, Pukka Three Cinnamon, Yogi Lime & Mint, Yogi Choco Mint and Hotel Chocolat Cocoa & Ginger Infusion
Three Tulsi discovered herbal teas through her mother. As a young girl, the two used to stay up into the wee hours and have a chat and a few laughs over copious cups of Celestial Seasonings. Three Tulsi still has her old set of collectible tins given free with every pack – an offer that encouraged her to try every flavour! This homely hobby led to an unquenchable thirst for new tastes – a journey she can’t wait to share with other tea lovers.
Favourite Teas: Pukka Detox, Yogi Lime & Mint, Pukka Vanilla Chai, Pukka Relax, Yogi Lime & Mint, Yogi Choco Mint and Hotel Chocolat Cocoa & Ginger Infusion