tisane

noun
ti·sane | \ ti-ˈzan , -ˈzän \

Definition of tisane 

: an infusion (as of dried herbs) used as a beverage or for medicinal effects

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The box contains 36 sachets of traditional and bespoke teas and tisanes in a royal purple interior. Kate Samuelson, Time, "20 of the Tastiest, Fanciest and Most Bizarre Royal Wedding Souvenirs," 14 May 2018 Steep slices in hot water with lemon and honey for a soothing tisane or toss chunks in the juicer with apples, carrots, or kale. Sharon Tregaskis, Good Housekeeping, "The Easiest Way To Grow Spicy Ginger In Your Own House," 24 Oct. 2017 In the Bag Premium East Coast coffee roaster La Colombe has enlisted the aid of top tea consultant Alexis Siemons in creating its first line of teas and tisanes (herbal blends). Kelly Michèle Guerotto, WSJ, "The Week’s Best Food Finds," 25 Jan. 2017 Proust seems so full of food—crushed strawberries and madeleines, tisanes and champagne— John Brownlee, WIRED, "Eat This Book: Gastronomy in Literature," 6 Apr. 2007 Is the herbal tisane that Rachel is constantly brewing for Philip truly medicinal in nature? Christopher Orr, The Atlantic, "The Disappointments of My Cousin Rachel," 9 June 2017 In the Bag Premium East Coast coffee roaster La Colombe has enlisted the aid of top tea consultant Alexis Siemons in creating its first line of teas and tisanes (herbal blends). Kelly Michèle Guerotto, WSJ, "The Week’s Best Food Finds," 25 Jan. 2017 In the herbal category is an excellent turmeric tisane, tapping into a current trend. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Turmeric Tea for Sipping and Cooking," 17 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of tisane

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tisane

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin ptisana, from Greek ptisanē, literally, crushed barley, from ptissein to crush — more at pestle

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tisane

noun
ti·sane | \ ti-ˈzan , -ˈzän \

Medical Definition of tisane 

: an infusion (as of dried herbs) used as a beverage or for medicinal effects

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