Fruit & Herbal Tea
Miles herbal tea and fruit tea are both popular options for those looking for a flavourful and refreshing drink. Herbal tea is made from various plants, such as chamomile, peppermint, or hibiscus, and offers a range of health benefits. Fruit tea, on the other hand, is made by blending dried fruits with herbs or spices to create a delicious and aromatic drink. Both herbal and fruit teas can be enjoyed in loose form or in fruit tea bags, which both allow for flavour and strength. Loose herbal tea and loose fruit tea offer a more authentic taste experience, as the leaves and fruits have more room to infuse their flavours into the hot water. Whether you prefer the soothing properties of herbal tea or the vibrant flavours of fruit tea we’re confident that we’ve got something for everyone.
Are fruit teas good for you?
Fruit teas can be a healthy and refreshing beverage option. They are typically made by infusing dried fruits or fruit extracts with hot water, which allows the tea to absorb some of the natural flavours and nutrients from the fruit. Fruit teas are often rich in antioxidants which can help support overall health and well-being. They are also usually caffeine-free, making them a suitable choice for those who want to limit their caffeine intake. Additionally, fruit teas can provide hydration and contribute to your daily fluid intake, helping to maintain overall health and well-being. However, it is important to note that some fruit teas may contain added sugars or artificial flavours, so it is advisable to check the ingredients list before purchasing or consuming them. As with any food or beverage, moderation is key, and it is always best to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice on your dietary needs and preferences.
Is herbal tea good for you?
Herbal tea can be a beneficial addition to one's diet due to its various health benefits. Unlike traditional tea, which is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, herbal tea is made from a combination of herbs, flowers, and spices. These natural ingredients often contain antioxidants and other compounds that have been linked to improved digestion, reduced inflammation, and enhanced immune function. For example, camomile tea is known for its calming properties and can help promote relaxation and sleep. Peppermint tea has been shown to aid in digestion and alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Additionally, herbal teas such as ginger and echinacea are believed to boost the immune system. However, it is important to note that individual responses to herbal tea may vary, and it is always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating herbal teas into your daily routine.
How do I make fruit or herbal tea?
Making fruit or herbal tea is a simple and enjoyable process. To start, choose your desired fruits or herbs. Fresh or dried fruits such as berries, citrus slices, or apples work well, as do herbs like mint, chamomile, or lavender. Alternatively, you can select any of our very own Miles speciality fruit or herbal tea and save the yourself the hassle! Next, bring water to a boil in a kettle or pot. Once the water reaches a rolling boil, remove it from heat and add your chosen ingredients. For fruits, you can either place them directly into the hot water if they are larger or use a tea infuser to contain them. For herbs, steep them in a tea infuser for 3-6 minutes to extract their flavours. The longer you steep, the stronger the taste will be. After steeping, remove the fruits or herbs and pour the tea into your favourite cup or mug. You can add sweeteners such as honey or sugar if desired. Enjoy your homemade fruit or herbal tea hot or let it cool and serve over ice for a refreshing iced tea option.