Benefits of Herbal Teas - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. Herbal teas do have a lot of benefits, but you have to understand herbal teas are not a true tea. Tea comes from one plant only. Herbal teas actually are made up from different herbs and they have a lot of teas that are medicinal herbs and they help different symptoms in the body and so look for that. But if you are just looking for a beverage other than water, herbal teas are great because you can find a raspberry tea, or a mint tea, or a green tea that has mint in it. And it is a great substitute for soda or other sweetened juices and you can sweeten them yourself using natural sweeteners like stevia or agave or you can just have unsweetened especially if it already has a nice raspberry or peach flavor to it. It is a great option.