Herbal teas are not officially a tea, in and of themselves. Herbal teas are traditional teas infused or blended with other elements such as bark, flowers, roots, and fruits. These added properties have flavor and medicinal benefits.
Coffee, as an Indiana farm child, meant my mother brewing (more like cooking) it in an old aluminum pot on the back burner of our gas stove. By the end of the day, it looked like dark brown sludge and smelled bitter. It’s no wonder that I started drinking hot tea instead. My hot tea in those days had a more than ample amount of sugar.