What are Fruit Infusion Teas?
Fruit infusion teas, technically speaking, are not really teas at all. So what are they, and why have they been growing in popularity over the past few years?
The clue is in the name as ‘infusions’ means we are referring to a fruit or herbal drink. Only drinks made with a traditional tea plant can be truly called a tea. The only similarity is that both fruit infusions and traditional teas are brewed using hot water.
What is an infusion?
Using herbs or fruit to flavour water is called infusing. Just like a normal tea, you put your blend into a cup, teapot or tea filter and pour in hot water. You then let it brew for a while, before removing the bag or filter from your cup or teapot.
What do fruit infusion teas contain?
As we have mentioned, fruit infusions do not contain tea leaves, so they can be classed as caffeine free. This means you can drink them at any time of the day or night, without worrying about staying awake. They are also a healthy, sugar free drink for children.
Fruit infusion teas are made up of a blend of assorted dried or fresh fruit, along with spices and other flavourings. Because they are not served with milk, they are a low-calorie alternative to traditional tea or coffee. They may also contain some vitamins and nutrients from the fruit mixture.
The beauty of fruit infusion teas is that they come in a tremendous variety of flavours, so you are sure to find one which suits your palette.
Finally, fruit infusion teas can also be enjoyed cold. Simply add some ice cubes on a summer’s day for a refreshing, caffeine free iced tea.
Why not try a fruit infusion tea?
We source the finest quality fruit infusion teas using ingredients from across the world. If you want to find out more, the friendly experts at The UK Loose Leaf Tea Company are always on hand to help.