he thought of herbal tea brings to mind the sensory thrill of herbs, the medicinal and health benefits these teas possess, and maybe even an internal debate about loose leaf vs. tea bags. But did you know that “herbal teas” are not officially teas? In the purest sense, only the leaves and buds of Camellia sinensis, the plant that gives us black, oolong, green, and white tea should be called tea. Technical fun facts aside, caffeine-free herbal teas offer a range of health benefits and can play a role in natural weight loss. Plus, they’re just plain delicious to buy and drink!