Herbal Tea Recipe

By Elizabetta Tekeste | September 29, 2010


Photo: naama

Welcome back everyone! We’re in week three of a four part series on tea. This week we’re exploring herbal teas. Although if we are to be technically correct herbal teas are not made from the Camilla Sinensis leaves and are therefore not a “tea” but a “tisane”. A Tisane is a herbal infusion made from anything other than the leaves of the Camilla Sinensis plant. Simply pour boiling water over dried herbs and flowers.

Tisane dates back to Ancient Egypt were it was recorded it was used medicinally. Currently I’m in a remote village in Honduras where I came to see a medicine man for cleansing and healing. And what I’ve found is that many of the compounds used here are herbal teas

A few nights ago at the village after throwing up the built-up mucous in my system (I was given a special flower for that magic trick!) I was in pain. So they gave me a herbal tea with the Santa Maria bark and almost immediately the pain was gone! It sure beats my old method for getting rid of pain!

Read More

Featured Recipe

More Recipes

Meet the Team

About The Team

Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. MarcusSamuelsson.com strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


Streetbird Rotisserie
Marcus’ Bermuda
Eatery Social Taqueria
Red Rooster Harlem
Ginny’s Supper Club
Uptown Brasserie
American Table Cafe and Bar
Kitchen and Table
American Table Brasserie and Bar
Marc Burger