Herbal Tea vs. Herbal Infusion – The Difference

There’s nothing like having a cup of herbal tea for the purpose of good health or mere pleasure. For many people, herbal teas is a favorite way to enjoy the nutritious benefits of herbs.

On the other hand, herbal infusions are also a great way to consume herbs. So what’s the difference between a herbal tea and a herbal infusion?

Herbal teas are mostly used with single herbs or mixture of herbs to simply enjoy a cup of tea or consumed for good health. Herbal infusions are very much like teas, only that it is steeped a little longer and uses a larger amount of herb. The purpose of a herbal infusion is feeding your body with a high dose of vitamins and minerals. A cup of nettle tea has 5-10 mg. of calcium, while a cup of nettle infusion can contain up to 500 mg. of calcium! Clearly, herbal infusions provide many more times the amount of nutrition than tea!

Women working on rhododendron petals

Women working on rhododendron petals

Herbs have been used for centuries to treat a variety of illnesses, and herbal infusions are a great way to enjoy the benefits of various medicinal plants and herbs. Herbal infusions are made from mixtures of dried leaves, stems, grasses, barks, fruits and flowers that give them their taste and provide the benefits of herbal teas.

Unlike black teas, herbal infusions are caffeine free and offer many health benefits, depending on the various ingredients used. The infusions are brewed in the same way as tea; however, they taste better without milk though adding honey or Ayurvedic gur shakkar can enhance the taste. Our herbal infusions are made from wild harvested and organically grown herbs.

Variants Ingredients Benefits
Himalayan Nettle Herbal Infusion Nettle high iron content, helps in anemia
Himalayan Echinacea Herbal Infusion Echinacea strengthens immune system
  lemongrass refreshing, digestive
Tulsi Rhododendron Herbal Infusion Tulsi powerful antioxidant
  rhododendron strengthens the heart
Himalayan Lemongrass Herbal Infusion Lemongrass refreshing, digestive
Himalayan Tulsi Herbal Infusion Tulsi strengthens immune system
Himalayan Chamomile Herbal Infusion Chamomile calming and soothing
  lemongrass refreshing, digestive
Himalayan Peppermint Herbal Infusion Mint cleanses the digestive system
Himalayan Mix Herbal Infusion Tulsi strengthens immune system
  Nettle high iron content, helps in anemia
  Rhododendron good for heart
  Rosehip refreshing, source of vitamin C
  Lemongrass refreshing, digestive
Himalayan Spice Herbal Infusion Cinnamon anti-oxidant, lowers cholesterol
Oregano anti-oxidant, anti-viral, respiratory
Thyme digestion, respiratory
Tulsi strengthens immune system
Mint stimulates the digestive system

Women working on chamomile flowers

Women working on chamomile flowers

Brewing Instructions

Bring water to boil, turn off heat, add herbal mix, use 1 teaspoon or tea bag per cup and let steep for 5 minutes or longer. Cover the pot or cup with a lid to preserve the essential oils of the infusion. Strain and serve plain, or with SOS Organics gur shakkar. Tastes very refreshing served with lemon and or ginger. A great summer drink when served chilled.