Herbal and Fruit Tea (Tisane)
The English word "tisane" originated from the Greek word πτισάνη (ptisanē), a drink made from pearl barley. Technically, the name 'herbal tea' is incorrect because they are not made with real tea (Camellia sinensis), but by infusing other plants.
Herbal teas can be made with fresh or dried flowers, leaves, seeds, roots and dehydrated fruit by pouring boiling water over the Herbal Tea (tisane) and letting it steep covered for 10 minutes. The tisane is then strained, sweetened if so desired, and served.