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Tell Me About...Tisanes

Tisanes (‘tee-zahn’), a lesser-known French term for any hot herbal beverage fell out of usage early this century but is making a comeback. So what exactly is a tisane? What many of us refer to as ‘herbal tea’ doesn’t actually contain any tea leaves. Tea is the term for the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant, which grows well in Asia but is much more difficult to cultivate in the United States.

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