6 Herbal & Exotic Teas You’ve Been Missing

Many of our customers have tried kratom tea, but have you tried other teas made from botanical products? Kratom tea is popular for many reasons. However, it is far from the only unique herbal tea and offers something beyond the traditional tea scope.

Today we’ll talk about six different botanical teas, including kratom tea, that might be worth trying. Each of these teas has been historically used for various purposes. Will any of those purposes align with what you want to try? Find out as you get to know these unique concoctions.

#1: Chamomile Tea

Have you heard of chamomile tea?

We won’t be surprised if you have, but some have not yet discovered the wonderful benefits of this herbal tea.

Chamomile tea is a traditional, medicinal tea made from the chamomile plant’s dried flowers. Specifically, the tea has been used in traditional medicine due to its calming and relaxing properties. Today, people still reach for this gentle herbal tea to help them relax throughout their day.

One remarkable fact about chamomile is that it’s good for many different body parts, like many herbs and plants. As a tea, it calms upset stomachs and nervous energy. As a topical ointment, it soothes burns and sore spots. As a mouthwash, it can reduce the pain of sores and other ailments. It’s a plant with an incredible amount of healing power.

#2: Ginger Tea

The ginger plant is native to parts of Asia, and both its root and stem are edible. These edible parts of ginger have been used for thousands of years in traditional teas and medicines for various ailments.

Most ginger teas were traditionally made by boiling ginger pieces or stems in milk or water. Today, ginger tea can be found in tea bag form, or you can still use ginger in other forms to make the tea more traditionally. Ginger can be used to make tea in many different forms:

  • • Dried
  • • Fresh
  • • Preserved
  • • Crystallized 
  • • Candied
  • • Powdered

There are ways that all of these base forms of ginger can be used to create tea, but most people find that using dried, preserved, or fresh ginger is best for making tea.

Ginger tea has been traditionally used to help with the following conditions:

  • • Cold or cough
  • • Upset stomach
  • • Motion or morning sickness

#3: Kombucha

Did you know that kombucha is actually a type of fermented tea? Most people familiar with this drink do not associate it directly with tea, but most kombucha is made from a base of black tea and sugar. These ingredients are mixed together and allowed to ferment into this specialized drink.

Once the tea is brewed, the kombucha can be made by adding vinegar and allowing fermentation to occur. Alternatively, a previous kombucha culture can be added to the mix to allow for this growth. Either way, the final product is a somewhat caffeinated drink that tastes similar to apple cider vinegar in some ways.

Kombucha is said to help regulate the digestive system, detoxify the body, and otherwise provide supplemental benefits. However, more research still needs to be done to identify exactly how kombucha cultures affect the body.

#4: Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca is a tea brewed in parts of South America for its psychedelic effects. The tea has been used both medicinally and socially in certain cultures. The consumption of this tea is recommended to be done only with the supervision and direction of an experienced elder of these cultures.

While the plants needed to brew ayahuasca are not explicitly banned, it is illegal to consume infusions like ayahuasca that cause psychedelic effects in the U.S.

#5: Yerba Mate

Next, let’s talk about yerba mate. You might be familiar with this caffeine-infused drink that has long been called “Cowboy Coffee” in parts of South America. Made from the dried leaves of a type of holly native, yerba mate is an earthy infusion with energy-boosting effects.

Traditionally, this tea is prepared and shared in a gourd. The gourd is often passed around a group of people, with more water being added as it is shared. This communal event is an integral part of the culture for many individuals, and the practice of sharing yerba mate continues.

Even though it is native to South America, it is possible to get the ingredients necessary to make yerba mate and other types of mate infusions worldwide. Many people enjoy this supplemental tea as an easy source of caffeination every day.

#6: And, Of Course, Kratom Tea

Finally, we want to talk about kratom tea. Kratom tea is a very popular way to consume kratom easily, and most people find it to be the perfect way to use kratom without its natural bitterness taking over.

Kratom tea is made from the dried leaves of the kratom tree. Native to Southeast Asia, this tree naturally contains chemical compounds that may have different effects on the body. When brewed into an herbal tea, the tea has many potential benefits. Depending on how the leaves are dried and harvested, kratom leaves also come in many different strains and colors, all of which have different chemical makeups.

Kratom tea is easy to get started with, and we’ve got several resources that will help you learn more about what kratom is and how people use it. Get started the right way. And enjoy the convenience of Phytoextractum’s kratom tea bags!

High-Quality Products from Phytoextractum

Here at Phytoextractum, we are proud to source and sell only high-quality ingredients. We put a lot of time into ensuring that our products are tested, safe, and well-packaged. In addition to being part of the American Kratom Association’s GMP program, which dictates high standards, we also ensure our other products have excellent quality.

If you ever have any questions about our products, from kombucha to kratom, feel free to reach out to us. We are happy to help anyone curious get the resources that they need to learn more.

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