Premium Herbal Tea
MADE IN GERMANY
Exclusively Available in the UK
Experience Nature At Its Finest
German Tradition. Highest Quality. Optimal Convenience.
There is nothing artificial in our blends.
Herbs & flowers only.
No additives, no added flavours or colours.
Naturally free of sugar, calories or caffeine.
TGT offers a wide range of flavours - from refreshing to warming, from mint to liquorice hints.
All blends have a pleasant natural herbal taste. We like it pure, but some people like to add honey for a nice sweet aftertaste.
FOR YOUR WELLBEING
We aim to make you feel good.
We love to drink our herbal tea blends to enjoy a peaceful moment, to relax and to feel close to nature.
Every flavour provides an extra benefit.
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We founded The German Teaway with one goal in mind: providing delicious & healthy herbal tea blends of the highest quality to the UK. We offer loose leaf tea quality in the convenience of a tea bag.
We are founder-owned, passionate about our products and based in Bonnie Scotland. We know that every product counts, and strive to make the entire experience as rewarding as possible.
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What is herbal tea?
Herbal teas, also called tisanes, are beverages made from the infusion or decotion of herbs, spices or other plant material such as flowers, roots, seeds or leaves in hot water. In contrast to black, green or oolong tea, they are not brewed from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant.
Is herbal tea a German thing?
Herbal tea is a big thing in Germany and has been a long tradition. In 2020, the average annual consumption of herbal tea in Germany per captiva was 40 litres compared to 28 litres for black & green tea combined
Teas made of herbs were first mentioned around 800 AD in the scripts of a monastery on the island Reichenau in Lake Constance in Southern Germany. In the 12th century, Hildegard von Bingen (or St. Hildegard), an esteemed advocate for scientific research, was one of the earliest promoters of the use of herbal medicine to treat ailments and wrote several books on the subject, including Physica, circa 1150. Our current main supplier was founded more than 200 years ago by a pharmacist in Southern Germany.
In conclusion, Germany has had a lot of expertise in the field of herbal teas for centuries.
Is a cup of herbal tea good for me?
Teas made of herbs have been used as natural remedies for a variety of ailments for hundreds of years. In addition, herbal teas which are fully natural, such as the ones from TGT, are free of any additives and naturally free of sugar, caffeine and calories. This makes them a great addition to a healthy life style.
Is there any academic evidence of the health benefits of herbal tea?
According to Healthline.com in 2017, modern science has begun to find evidence supporting some of the traditional uses of herbal tea, as well as some new ones.
A study published in 2020 concludes:
"Our review collating evidence from human trials demonstrated that drinking 1-3 cups daily of certain herbal infusions could confer health benefits. In particular, German chamomile tea appears to improve anti-oxidant status and glycaemic/lipid profiles. German chamomile, spearmint and rose teas could also benefit aspects of women health including sleep quality, hormonal control and primary dysmenorrhea. Evidence for ginger and lemon balm also look promising but ongoing human trials are needed." (Etheridge and Derbyshire, 2020)
A scientific review study published in 2019 concludes:
"A small number of clinical and observational studies have explored a wide range of herbal teas that have demonstrated potential clinical benefits in areas of female and maternal health, and chronic conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure and weight loss. Observational studies suggest there may be associations between herbal tea consumption and a reduced risk of liver and thyroid disease, indicating further research is warranted to understand both the clinical treatment and preventative health potential of herbal teas. In these studies identified, herbal teas provide a costeffective and enjoyable therapeutic option, being an alternative to pharmacological treatments which might be desirable for example during pregnancy, or offering a culturally fitting healthcare choice." (Poswal et al. 2019)
How often should I drink herbal tea?
There is no general recommendation since the wellbeing impact varies from person to person. We believe one to two cups per day is a good amount to support a healthy lifestyle.
There are certain ingredients which shouldn't be consumed excessively such as liquorice (when you suffer from high blood pressure) or raspberry leaves (which should be fully avoided at the early stages of pregnancy). We always recommend that you consult your GP, if you are unsure about any ingredients.
How long should herbal tea steep for?
We would say at least 8 minutes. The longer it steeps the more flavours are extracted. We like to let it steep for as long as possible. However, depending on the ingredients, some people might taste a slight bitter note. In this case, try to reduce the steep time. Alternatively, you might like to add a spoon of honey to sweeten the tea. In general it is hardly possible to under- or oversteep your herbal tea. It all comes down to your personal taste. However, it is important to always use boiling water.
How often can I brew my tea?
You can brew herbal tea more than once. The herbs, however, will loose their intensity the more often they are brewed.
Are your products medicinical or do they cure diseases?
Our products are not meant to treat or cure any diseases. If you are unsure about any ingredients, we always recommend that you consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before using our products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medication.
Can I buy TGT tea at a physical store?
Yes. You can buy some of our products at the Complete Health Shop in Linlitghow (159 High Street, Linlithgow,
West Lothian, EH49 7EJ). Paul and Sandra are looking forward to your visit.
Are TGT's tea vegan?
Are TGT's tea caffeine-free?
Yes. Herbal teas are naturally free of caffeine.
Are TGT's tea free of sugar?
Yes. TGT's branded teas are free of sugar.
What is your return policy?
Unopened products can be returned. If there was nothing wrong with the product and you simply changed your mind, shipping costs must to be covered by the customer. Please see our return policy for further information.
Who are you?
We are a small founder-owned start-up, passionate about herbal tea and led by a German Expat, based in bonnie Scotland. More about us here.