Top types of herbal tea

"Herbal tea" is a catch-all term for most any tea that doesn't consist of tea plant leaves. Instead, an herbal tea is created by steeping spices, herbs, and other plants.

Reported Benefits: It's a stress reliever, it aids digestion, and it's a soothing friend when you have a nasty cold.

Caffeine? Usually there is no caffeine in herbal teas.

Chamomile Tea

A popular tea to wind down the evening with, chamomile is an herb that, when steeped, creates a tasty, perfumey brew. Some believe chamomile is the most stress-relieving of teas.

Chrysanthemum Tea

You've seen the flowers, now drink the tea! Chrysanthemum tea, predictably, tastes a lot like what you might imagine a flower would taste like—feel free to add a little honey to balance the bitterness.

Hibiscus tea

Made from the petals of the roselle flower, hibiscus turns water into a handsome shade of red, and has perhaps the most fruity, tart flavor of any tea on this list.

Rooibos Tea

Rooibos is made from a South African plant and accordingly is especially popular in southern African countries. It's somewhat similar to hibiscus, but adds earthy tones to its tartness.