Is green tea herbal tea?


Is green tea a herbal tea?


Herbal tea is classified as teas made of all other ingredients apart from Camellia sinensis leaves. They can be any plant parts such as leaves, flower, fruit, bark or roots. Herbal tea do not normally contain caffeine.

Green tea is made of Camellia sinensis leaves. The difference between a green tea and a black tea is that green tea is unfermented while black tea is fully fermented. Green tea therefore is not classified as a herbal tea.