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Here at Miles Tea & Coffee, our fruit & herbal teas are very popular options for our customers who are looking for a nice refreshing drink. Our herbal teas are all made 100% from the plant, such as chamomile and peppermint. The fruit teas are generally made from dried fruit along with other herbs & spices to further enhance the flavour of the drink, such as our Berry Berry tea. 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?

As a general rule, fruit teas can be considered as healthy as they are refreshing. Fruit teas are made by infusing dried fruits with hot, boiling water. The reason fruit teas are healthy is because they can be very high in antioxidants which are a key part in general well-being. Most fruit teas are also caffeine free which is a great way to get you hit of hot drink without the side effects linked with caffeine. As they are such an easy drink to consume due to the taste, it is also a great way to keep yourself hydrated which benefits the drinker’s health undoubtably. It is always worth checking that the tea has not had any sugars or artificial flavours added as this can reduce the positive effects of an all-natural fruit. The best way to check this is by looking on the packaging and seeing the ingredients listed.

Is herbal tea good for you?

Herbal tea will almost certainly be a great addition to a balanced, healthy diet! Herbal teas are made from a range of different plants such as herbs, spices or flowers. Due to their natural state, these often contain different antioxidants and compounds that have been linked to supporting digestion, reducing inflammation & one’s immune system. Chamomile tea, for example has been said it contains calming properties, whilst Peppermint tea has been said to aid in digestion. Other herbal teas can contain other ingredients like ginger and Echinacea which have both been said can improve the immune system as well. As always, it is important to consider one’s personal dietary requirements and needs and so it is always recommended to consult a professional if you have any doubts or questions.

How do I make fruit or herbal tea?

If you’re wondering how to make tea using our loose tea then you’ve come to the right place! Obviously, any cup of tea start with boiling water in a kettle or on a stove but be careful to remove the water from the heat just before its fully boiled so as not to scold the tea! Whilst, the water is heating, select your best cup and loose tea in the infuser for when the water is ready. Pour over the steaming water and allow the tea to infuse for up to 5 minutes. If you wish to make the taste stronger then please look to add more tea rather than steep for longer as this can turn the flavours bitter. Once you are satisfied with the steeping time, remove the infuser holding the tea and add sweeteners like honey or sugar if you so desire. You’re now ready to enjoy your freshly brewed drink – or you can leave it to cool and have it as iced tea later on!

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