ti·​sane | \ ti-ˈzan How to pronounce tisane (audio) , -ˈzän \

Definition of tisane

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

Examples of tisane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The base of this cocktail is a tisane made with juniper berries, white peppercorns and grapefruit and orange peels. Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2021 The woody and earthy flavor brews a perfect tisane, holds its own in baking, and so much more. Dallas News, 30 Sep. 2020 The tisane base of this drink incorporates juniper and citrus, classic gin botanicals, into a warm, tealike brew. Washington Post, 8 Feb. 2020 Storage Notes: The tisane can be refrigerated for up to 1 week. Washington Post, 8 Feb. 2020 Erda teas are tisanes, herbal infusions, and not true teas, which come from the Camellia sinensis plant and contain caffeine. Sheryl Jean, Dallas News, 28 Aug. 2019 Warm up with après-brunch drinks (like herbal tisane Tulsi Immunitea or a Nuovo Giorno—Qui tequila, chamomile grappa, lime and agave) in the hotel's lounge, which features a chic toasty fireplace. Kristen Bateman, Harper's BAZAAR, 10 Nov. 2014 The box contains 36 sachets of traditional and bespoke teas and tisanes in a royal purple interior. Kate Samuelson, Time, 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, 24 Oct. 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tisane. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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ti·​sane | \ ti-ˈzan How to pronounce tisane (audio) , -ˈzän How to pronounce tisane (audio) \

Medical Definition of tisane

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


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