Tea is one of the most popular beverages around the world, second only to water. There are tons of tea varieties, but today we are going to be talking about the two most popular varieties green tea vs herbal tea. In some ways they are alike and in other ways, they are completely different.
First, lets talk about herbal tea. Herbal tea is not derived from the leaves of the camellia plant as most people think. Herbal tea is actually infusions of herbs, roots, spices, and flowers meaning that herbal tea is not actually tea. The proper term for this particular type of beverage would be “tisane”. Herbal tea has not been proven for cancer prevention and heart health, but it is still a healthy plant-based drink.
Green tea is hands down the most studied tea. It has tons of health benefits including improved brain function. The most prominent benefits of green tea are the high levels of antioxidants which are great for your body in several different ways. Green tea also has anti-cancer properties within it.
As you can see both of the teas have different benefits that can affect you in some way. It is up to you to decide which of these two delicious beverages is the correct choice for yourself.