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3 of My Favorite Herbal Tea Mixes

I realize you probably came to this website looking for hibiscus tea, but on the other hand, maybe you’re already a hibiscus tea fan and are looking for some variety, just like me!

I love almost all kinds of tea, especially herbal and flower teas, and I’m always looking for new brands and new tastes to try out.

These are three of my favorite herbal tea mixes. Not all of them are caffeine free, but I have marked each so you won’t buy the wrong thing by mistake. I’ve also added steeping instructions.


1. Davidson’s Earl Grey Tea with Lavender


Davidson’s has the best loose leaf tea bar none, as far as I’m concerned, and their bulk prices are great too.

Davidsons Earl Grey Lavender Tea This Earl Grey loose leaf tea is the classic English black tea infused with bergamot, but what’s special about it is the added lavender flowers. They give the tea a flowery note and a delicious scent. It’s a perfect afternoon tea, and it goes well with high tea, cake or cookies.

How to Steep Earl Grey Lavender Tea:

  • Put a teaspoon of tea into a tea pot or preferably, a tea infuser.
  • Pour 1 pint or more of boiling water over the tea and into the pot.
  • Cover the cup or pot and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Remove tea infuser.

Note: this tea contains caffeine. It’s also a strong black tea; don’t overbrew it and let it get bitter!

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2. Traditional Medicinals Organic Raspberry Leaf Herbal Tea


These tea bags contain 100% organic raspberry leaves. So, technically, this is not a mix, but I love it so much that I wanted to include it.

Traditional Medicinals Organic Raspberry Leaf Tea Raspberry leaf is a special tea that is, I’m not kidding, a godsend to women. I’m not saying men can’t drink it, but they won’t get the benefit of its special properties!

For hundreds of years, women have used raspberry tea to help alleviate menstrual cramps and labor pains and strengthen the uterus. And best of all, it tastes great, not at all medicinal. In fact it reminds me of black tea, even though it’s caffeine free. You could drink this with a bit of honey, but it’s tasty enough to drink plain.

How to Steep Raspberry Leaf Tea:

  • Put the raspberry leaf tea bag in a tea cup or pot.
  • If you’re using a larger tea pot, put two tea bags into the pot.
  • Single tea cup: pour 1 cup of boiling water over the tea bag and into the tea cup.
  • Full tea pot: pour 1 pint of boiling water over the tea bag and into the pot.
  • Cover the cup or pot and steep for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Gently squeeze tea bag to get the last bits of raspberry goodness out.
  • Remove tea bag.

Note: this tea is caffeine free.

The manufacturer of this tea, Traditional Medicinals, recommends drinking 3 to 4 cups between meals.

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3. Davidson’s Herbal Cranberry Orange Tea


I know, I know, it’s another Davidson’s tea. But they are so good!

Davidson's Cranberry Orange Tea This mix of flowers and fruits is perfect if you want to drink a healthy herbal tea that’s full of Vitamin C. The tea contains organic cranberries, chamomile, rooibos, rosehips, hibiscus and orange peel, with sweet orange essence for extra flavor.

As a fellow enthusiast wrote on Amazon,

“You can feel a touch of sourness of the cranberries and hibiscus flowers, the refreshing taste of the orange peels, and the pleasant taste of the camomile.”

I couldn’t have put it better myself. You can also combine this tea with pure hibiscus tea if you want to make a tea that’s a little fruitier and sweeter than plain hibiscus, but still has all the wonderful health benefits of hibiscus tea.

How to Steep Cranberry Orange Tea:

  • Put a teaspoon of tea into a tea pot or preferably, a tea infuser.
  • Pour 1 pint or more of boiling water over the tea and into the pot.
  • Cover the cup or pot and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Remove tea infuser.

Note: this tea is caffeine free.

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