Peppermint tea is a refreshing drink that is also good for your health in many ways. Totally caffeine free it bursts with minty flavour and is one of our top selling, loose leaf herbal teas.
Origins of Peppermint Tea
Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) is a cross between watermint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). The plant is from Europe and the Middle East, and people have used it for a long time for its health benefits and to add flavour to food and drinks.
Peppermint Tea was first known to have been drunk in Ancient Egypt, where dried peppermint leaves were found in many pyramids. Peppermint was also used by the Greeks and Romans to help them feel better after a meal and to add flavour to their wines.
Where Peppermint Tea Is Grown
Peppermint is a versatile plant that can grow in many places around the world, including Europe, Asia, and North America. But the United States, and especially the state of Washington, is considered one of the best places to grow peppermint. This area has a good climate, rich soil, and a lot of rain, which makes it a great place to grow high-quality peppermint plants.
Peppermint Tea - Taste And Health Benefits
Peppermint's chemical structure includes compounds like menthol, menthone, and limonene, giving it unique flavour and health benefits. Peppermint Tea is often chosen as a soothing drink because it tastes cool, refreshing, and just slightly sweet.
Peppermint tea is good for your health in several ways, including:
- Help for stomach problems like indigestion, bloating, and gas
- Relief from Headache and migraine symptoms
- Help with breathing, especially for people with asthma or sinus congestion
- Relief from menstrual cramps and pain
- Strengthening the immune system and fighting off colds and flu
Peppermint tea: What you should know
Peppermint tea has many health benefits, but knowing about any risks and warnings is important. Peppermint Tea may worsen Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) symptoms because it can relax the lower oesophagal sphincter, making acid reflux worse.
Also, people with gallstones or gallbladder problems should talk to their doctor before drinking Peppermint Tea since it could worsen their condition. Pregnant or nursing women should also be careful because drinking too much Peppermint Tea might not be a good idea.
How to Prepare Peppermint Tea
Loose leaf serving portion: Around 1.5g per 250ml cup
Water temperature: Boiling - 100° C
Brewing Time: 6 - 8 minutes
Recipe: Chocolate Truffles with Peppermint Tea
- 1 cup of thick cream
- 2 Peppermint Tea Bags or 2 Heaped teaspoons of Peppermint loose leaf tea placed inside a Jenier Size 2 T-Filter
- 10 oz. of dark chocolate, chopped Cocoa powder for dusting
- Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan until it starts to bubble.
- Take the pot off the heat and add the Peppermint Tea Bags or T-filter containing loose leaf leaves.
- Let steep for 5 minutes.
- Take out the tea bags (or filter) and heat the cream again until it simmers.
- Pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate and let it sit for 2 minutes.
- Mix the chocolate and cream together until there are no lumps.
- Put in the fridge for 2 hours or until solid.
- With a small scoop or spoon, roll the chocolate mixture in cocoa powder to make balls.
- Put in the fridge until you're ready to serve.
Recipe: Peppermint Tea Mojito
- 6 pieces of fresh mint
- 1 Peppermint Tea Bag or 1 x heaped teaspoon of Peppermint loose leaf tea placed inside a Jenier Size 2 T-Filter
- White rum, 1 oz
- 1 oz Maple syrup
- 1 oz lime juice
- Club soda, to finish
- Steep the Peppermint Tea bag for 6 - 8 minutes in 4 oz of hot water.
- Take out the tea bag and wait for the tea to cool.
- Mix the fresh mint leaves and simple syrup together in a glass.
- Add the cooled Peppermint Tea, the rum, and the lime juice.
- Fill the glass with ice, then add club soda to the top.
- Stir it slowly and put a sprig of fresh mint on top.
As a blending ingredient, Peppermint Tea will add a real minty character to any herbal blend.
If you'd like to learn more about blending ingredients visit: Quick Guide To Tea Blending Ingredients For Your Tea Blends
- Premium Peppermint
- USA - Washington State. Grown: 1700ft above sea level
- Whole leaf, cut ( 2nd cut - best cut) sifted. Field grown, sun dried, machine milled
- Wonderful pungent fresh menthol aroma
- Yellowish green with a bright green infused leaf
- Pungent, cool fresh, menthol taste
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