Means a herbal tea in Europe. It has come to mean any drink made by infusing parts of an herb or a plant with boiling water. For thousands of years, herbs have been appreciated for their curative powers as an elixir and tonic. Mint, chamomile, ginseng, and rose hips are some of the more familiar plants used in making herbal teas in Europe.
A tisane, ptisan or herbal "tea" is any herbal infusion other than from the leaves of the tea bush (Camellia sinensis). The English word "tisane" originated from the Greek word Ï€Ï„Î¹ÏƒÎ¬Î½Î· (ptisanÄ“), a drink made from pearl barley.