Herbal tea is a healthy alternative to your normal cup of tea.
Not necessarily. There is substantial evidence that tea is rich in powerful antioxidants called flavonoids. Increasing evidence also shows that antioxidants found in tea, fruit, and vegetables form an important part of a healthy diet. Many herbal infusions contain pharmacologically active ingredients and antioxidants that are claimed to have positive benefits. However recent research has shown that antioxidant levels in black tea are substantially greater than those in most herbal infusions and that one or two cups of tea provide a similar antioxidant activity to five portions of fruit and vegetables or 400mg of vitamin C.