Peppermint tea is a good herbal tea that goes well alone or with mixing with other herbal and non-herbal teas.
Peppermint, which is a cross between watermint and spearmint, has very high menthol content. This menthol is what gives it its strong minty aroma and flavor.
Commonly found growing wild in Europe, this species of plant is used in a variety of everyday things like chewing gum, ice cream, candies, and even in non-editable like soap and shampoo.
Peppermint is also used to make peppermint tea…
Bringing natural spring water, or better yet, distilled water to a boil, letting it cool down a bit, then pouring over fresh peppermint leaves and letting it steep for 7 minutes in an infuser is the easiest way to prepare and enjoy this herbal tea.
The tea as mentioned above produces a strong aroma yet has a sweet refreshing flavor that is not as overwhelming as the first “scentful” impression. It leaves a cool aftertaste on the palate and goes down very swiftly. It can be enjoyed hot or cold.
Are There Health Benefits Of Peppermint Tea?
Yep! Some health benefits of peppermint herbal tea are that it can help with digestion and is useful for treating and soothing upset stomachs.
The properties found in peppermint inhibits the growth of certain bacteria, and can help relax muscles. In addition, peppermint oil is good for the skin, produces fresh breath, treats headaches and sinuses, and also fights gingivitis. Drinking it in tea form will help you obtain some of these benefits.
Peppermint also relaxes and helps reduce abdominal pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and promotes better digestion.
Finding peppermint tea is not hard either. Some health food stores may sell it in loose leaf form as well as some online tea merchants. Adagio.com is where I purchase most of my herbal teas, it’s a good place to try.
Also, avoid buying this herbal tea sold in tea bags for you will not experience the full flavor and benefits. As with all tea, loose leaf is the way to go!