Definitions for tisanetɪˈzæn, -ˈzɑn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a decoction of herbs usu. drunk for medicinal purposes.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of tisane:
1930–35; < F, OF < L (p)tisana pearl barley, barley and water < Gk ptisánē, akin to ptíssein to husk grain
infusion of e.g. dried or fresh flowers or leaves
A medicinal drink made from barley soaked in water
Any infusion or drink, especially medicinal or curative, made by steeping in hot water; a herbal tea
Origin: From ptisane, tisane, from πτισάνη.
Herbal tea, or tisane, is any non-caffeinated beverage made from the infusion or decoction of herbs, spices, or other plant material in hot water. These drinks are distinguished from caffeinated beverages like coffee, mate, kuding, and the true teas, as well as from decaffeinated tea, in which the caffeine has been removed. In addition to serving as a beverage, many tisanes are also consumed for their perceived medicinal benefits. Like beverages made from the tea bush, tisanes can be served hot or cold. Tisanes have been used for nearly as long as written history extends. Documents have been recovered dating back to Ancient Egypt and Ancient China that discuss the enjoyment and uses of tisanes. Among the Chinese, tisanes are commonly known as liang cha.
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