Loose Herbal Tea by Benefit

Put back some pep or calm and soothe your nerves with an astonishing array of delicious Herbal Teas.

Explore our catagories to discover the benefits of Loose Leaf Herbal teas, with tradional use stretching back for thousands of years. All our Herbal teas are 100% pure, loose and dried leaves, roots, barks, seeds and flowers. A single ingredient can be effective alone, however blended together multiple ingredients can enhance the flavour of the tea, as well as its beneficial qualities.

Find out more about How To Make A Herbal Tea here. Loose leaf Herbal Teas are a wonderful way to ingest the beneficial properties of herbs, additionally taking time to enjoy a loose leaf herbal tea making ritual is a great way to take time out and unwind.

 

Astragalus

(Astragalus membranaceus)
Astragalus

Astragalus Root Tea is a favourite in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It boosts the immune system and aids the body in fighting off unwanted illness. It has been used for a multitude of different illnesses successfully. 

Tea benefits... Get Well, Long Life
 

Cardamom

(Elattaria cardamomum)
Cardamom

Smash up 2 - 3 cardamom seed pods with a pestle and mortar, add to one cup of hot water and set on heat for 10 minutes.

 

Tea benefits... Digestive, Men, Tastes Good
 

Catuaba Bark

(Erythroxylum catuaba)
Catuaba

Make tea with 1-2 teaspoons of the bark per cup of hot water, steep for 15 - 20 mins. Drink before sexual activity. Can be sweetened with a little honey or Agave syrup.mins. Drink before sexual activity. Can be sweetened with a little honey or Agave syrup.

Tea benefits... Aphrodisiacs, Women
 

Cinnamon

(Cinnamon zeylanicum)
Cinnamon

Cinnamon bark can be broken up in a pestle and mortar, and used in beverages. Add ½ to 2 teaspoons of powdered cinnamon or broken up pices of bark, to 1 cup of boiling water, steep for 10 -15 mins. To make an Indian Chai Tea with black tea, cinnamom, cardamom, ginger, fennel seeds, vanilla and milk.

 

Tea benefits... Aphrodisiacs, De-Stress, Digestive, Get Well, Men, Tastes Good, Women
 

Coltsfoot

(Tussilago farfara)
Coltsfoot plant

Coltsfoot Tea has a slightly bitter taste which can be sweetened with a little Coconut Sugar, Agave Syrup or Honey. The main benefit of the Coltsfoot herb is its ability to sooth the throat from the high content of mucilage found in the leaves and flowers. This plant can be of great benefit to those suffering from sore throat, dry hacking cough and throat irritation.

Having a very long history in Europe and China, Coltsfoot has remained a plant that has always been associated with helping heal problems of the respiratory tract. It is commonly mistaken for Dandelion because of the similarity of the flower heads.

Tea benefits... Get Well, Relax and Sleep
 

Damiana

(Turnera diffusa)
Damiana

Damiana Tea is brought to you all the way from South American rainforests. It has been used there as an aphrodisiac since its discovery hundreds of years ago. With an amazingly pungent aroma and unique taste, Damiana Tea is a great blending herb to go with other loose leaf teas. Why not try making your own special aphrodisiac blend to drink with a loved one. It has also been known to be a great herb for lifting the spirits.

1 - 2 teaspoons of bark in water. Set in pan over heat for 15 minutes to make a decoction.

Tea benefits... Aphrodisiacs, Blues, Men, Peace and Wellbeing
 

Ginkgo Biloba

(Ginkgo biloba, Salisburia adiantifolia, Salisburia macrophylla)
Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Tea Has several positive effects that all stem from increased blood flow and circulation. It improves memory and concentration by allowing more blood to flow freely around the brain. In a similar respect it has been known as an aphrodisiac because of increased blood flow around the genitals in both sexes. Overall a very pleasant tea - works well with Sencha Green Tea. 

1-2 teaspoons of Loose herb in one cup of hot water, steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

Tea benefits... Aphrodisiacs, Long Life, Memory, Men, Peace and Wellbeing
 

Hawthorn Berries

(Crataegus laevigata)

1 teaspoon of berries in water. Set in pan over heat for 15 minutes to make a decoction.

 

Tea benefits... Digestive
 

Hibiscus Flower

(Hibiscus sabdariffa)

Hibiscus Flowers Tea is a very interesting mix of sweet and astringent flavours which can have a multitude of benefits. They have been proven to lower blood pressure, have a cleansing effect on the intestines and have a good amount of vitamin C.

Hibiscus comes from Hawaii/Polynesia and has integrated into many cultures being firmly associated with feminine energy. In India it is the favourite flower to be offered to female deities.

Tea benefits... Detox, Get Well, Skin and Beauty, Tastes Good
 

Horny Goat Weed

(Epimedium sagittatum)

Horny Goat Weed Tea can be classed as the classic aphrodisiac! This herb has been used for centuries as an aid for both men and women to evoke amorous feelings. It's special combination of phytochemicals can enhance all aspects of sexual experience in some individuals. We've even heard of it being a substitute for coffee!

1-2 desertspoons of loose leaf herbs per cup of water. Steep for 15 minutes.
 

Tea benefits... Aphrodisiacs, Men
 

Hyssop

(Hyssopus officinalis)

1- 2 teaspoon of cut herb or powder per 1 cup of boiling water, infuse for 10-15 minutes.

 

Tea benefits... Get Well
 

Jasmine

Jasmine

Jasmine flowers have an age old tradition of being associated with beauty. Their fragrance intoxicates and enhances the senses. This herbal tea has the power to calm and arouse making it great anytime of the day. Traditionalists might like to mix Jasmin Flowers with Sencha Green Tea or you could mix it with other blends to add aroma and taste. A highly enjoyable cup of tea.

Tea benefits... Aphrodisiacs, Blues, De-Stress, Peace and Wellbeing, Skin and Beauty, Tastes Good, Women
 

Lemon Peel

(Citrus Limonum)

1-2 teaspoons of loose peel in one cup of hot water, steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

 

Tea benefits... Blues, Children, Digestive, Tastes Good, Women
 

Marshmallow

(Althaea afficinalis)

1-2 teaspoons of Loose Leaf in one cup of hot water, steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

 

Tea benefits... Detox, Get Well, Women
 

Meadowsweet

(Filipendula ulmaria)

1-2 teaspoons of loose herb in one cup of hot water, steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

 

Tea benefits... Digestive
 

Nettle

(Urtica dioica)

The Nettle Root & Nettle leaf Tea has proven to be very useful for both men and women. 

Nettle leaf Tea has a detoxifying action and can also help with Osteoarthritis.

For men who might suffer from an enlarged prostate, Nettle Root Tea inhibits testosterone binding with glycoprotein which can tend to inflame the prostate. The chemical that is responsible for this in the Nettle root is thought to be bioactive lignans.

Nettles have been used throughout history as a food, clothe dye, rope and a medicine. The oldest known recorded use of Nettle was in Denmark where Bronze Age shrouds were found made from Nettle fibre.

 

Tea benefits... De-Stress, Detox, Digestive, Get Well, Men, Menopause, Women
 

Raspberry

(Rubus idaeus)

1- 2 teaspoon of cut herb or powder per 1 cup of boiling water, infuse for 10-15 minutes.

 

Tea benefits... Childbearing Years, Women
 

Reishi Mushroom

(Ganoderma lucidum)

Add ½ - ¾ teaspoon of powder per 1 cup of hot water, leave to infuse for 15 minutes. Goes well with a herbal tea blend.

 

Tea benefits... Long Life
 

Rose

(It is impractical to try and list all the myriad varieties of rose that have been developed by now. A common one used in herbalism where many petalled heads are required is Rosa centifolia or the hundred petalled rose)

1-2 teaspoons of rose petals in 1 cup of boiling water for 10 minutes.

A middle eastern recipe for a sweet rose decoction is as follows; To serve 4, place 1.5 cups of rose petals in a saucepan. Cover with 3 cups of water and boil for 5 minutes, or until the petals become discoloured. Strain into teacups and add honey to taste.
 
A traditional Royal Victorian recipe is to blend rose petals with China black tea. Perfect served in fine China cups for kings, queens, friends and loved ones.

 

Tea benefits... Aphrodisiacs, Children, Menopause, Peace and Wellbeing, Relax and Sleep, Women
 

Rosehip

(Rosa canina)
Rosehip

The main immune boosting ingredient in Rosehip Tea is the full content of Vitamin C which acts as a powerful antioxidant and is one of the main immune boosting vitamins that the body loves. As well as having a high Vitamin C content, Rosehip Tea is a very helpful aid for those who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis.

This action is thought to come from a series of complex phytochemicals called polyphenols and anthocyanins active in Rosehips. After these Rosehip phytochemicals build in the body from several weeks of consumption it can greatly improve mobility.

 

Rosehips have been used in Europe as a food and medicine for centuries with the plant also being a potent symbol of silence and secrets.

Tea benefits... Get Well, Peace and Wellbeing
 

Sassafras

(Sassafras officinale)

1-2 tsp of powder in 1 cup boiling water, steep for 15 mins, drink with honey or agave. Good as part of a tea blend.

 

Tea benefits... Skin and Beauty
 

Thyme

(Thymus vulgaris)

1-2 teaspoons of Loose herb in one cup of hot water, steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

 

Tea benefits... Detox, Get Well, Peace and Wellbeing
 

Tulsi (Holy Basil)

(Ocimum tenuiflorum)
Tulsi

Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, has a long history in India for being a tea that has the ability to put the world right. It soothes digestion, relaxes, rebalances and relieves stress.

Tea benefits... De-Stress, Digestive, Get Well, Peace and Wellbeing
 

Vanilla

(Vanilla planifolia)
Vanilla

1/2 tsp of powder in 1 cup boiling water, steep for 15 mins, drink with honey or agave. Good as part of a tea blend.

Tea benefits... Tastes Good