We’ve heard it pronounced “ti-san,” “tee-zane”, or “tee-zahn.” However you say it, let’s explore the meaning.
Tisane is a French word for "herbal infusion", thus it is properly pronounced as ti-zahn.
They are usually dried flowers, bark, seeds, fruit, herbs, or spices steeped in boiling water. Unlike true teas, tisanes are caffeine-free, making them ideal for post-supper sipping.
Brewing and proportions for tisanes vary widely. They may be as short as 2 minutes or as long as 15 minutes, and may require as little as a pinch per cup of water or as much as several tablespoons per cup. Thus, we will supply you with instructions for each type of tisane we offer.
An interesting note: in Europe, the word "tea" is legally regulated to only apply to Camellia sinensis. Not so in Australia, so we’re happy to call anything we brew from leaves, flowers, roots, or barks- TEAS!.
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