Moringa tea is simply the leaves of the moringa tree. Just one, nutritious ingredient! After being harvested, the leaves are dried and then crushed or cut into smaller pieces that are ready to use in your favorite moringa recipes.
Though commonly known as moringa tea, this delicious, nutritious beverage is not actually a tea! It’s a tisane!
What is a Tisane?
Tea can technically only be made from dried leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. For example, white tea, green tea, black tea, and even purple (!) tea are true teas. A tisane is a steeped beverage made from dried herbs, fruits, nuts, flowers, leaves, or really anything plant-based other than tea leaves (Camellia sinensis)!
Though you only need one ingredient—moringa leaves—to make moringa tea, it blends well with other teas, tisanes, herbs, and fruits!
Does Moringa Tea Have Caffeine?
No! Moringa teas or tisanes are perfect for those looking for a caffeine-free boost! Any energy or focus provided by consuming moringa comes from the nutrient dense leaves, not a stimulant. So, it’s perfectly safe to drink throughout the day.
A cup of moringa in the afternoon might ease the tension you’re feeling with those last few emails, notes, or tasks. A warm glass of moringa tisane right before bed helps your body ease into the evening and aids in a peaceful, restful sleep.
Whether you enjoy your moringa tisane on its own, with sweetener, or plant-based milk, it’s an enlightening addition to any part of your day—morning, noon, or night! Try a warm cup of moringa tisane early in the morning and saving your coffee for mid-morning or after lunch.