Peppermint Tea Bags
Brewed with water at 90 Degrees, let the flower unfurl do not remove flower. This is can be steeped a number of times.
Everyone’s favourite herbal beverage transformed to make convenient tea bags, that’s right, we’re talking about Peppermint Tea Bags. This brew has been known and loved for literally thousands of years. From the ancient Egyptians to the present day, Peppermint has supported the health of societies around the world, bolstered revolution, inspired scientific endeavour and, of course, blessed our teacups.
Known for its cool, refreshing flavour and simply irresistible aroma, our wonderful Peppermint 50 Tea Bags represents a proud history, one that has stood the test of time. Peppermint Tea remains an extremely popular brew, but in today’s world, it’s sometimes difficult to maintain the tradition of consuming loose leaf tea. Enter Peppermint Tea Bags, a beverage catered specifically to a fast-paced society.
Need to catch a train? Perhaps you’re due in early to work? Choose The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company’s very own Peppermint 50 Tea Bags for ease and sheer enjoyment. We use only the finest quality peppermint leaves ensuring the best possible flavour with every sip. But aside from tempting your taste buds, Peppermint Tea can promote health-living. When consumed as part of an already healthy and active lifestyle, this herbal tisane can improve digestion, reduce nausea, eliminate halitosis, and even help you to lose weight. However, there is so much more to be discovered, and Peppermint 50 Tea Bags is the perfect place to start.
So, let us begin. Peppermint is an aromatic, rhizomatous, perennial plant known scientifically as Mentha piperita of the Lamiaceae family. It’s actually considered a natural hybrid of watermint (Mentha aquatica) and Spearmint (Mentha spicata). The Mentha piperita plant can grow to heights between 30 and 90 centimetres (12 and 35 inches) and can thrive in varying climatic conditions around the world. Despite this, peppermint was originally native to Europe and the Middle East. It’s notably rich in essential oils which often provide the active ingredient in most peppermint-based products including, of course, herbal tea.
These are menthol, menthone, and menthyl acetate. The latter, in particular, is responsible for peppermint’s minty aroma and flavour. When it comes to harvesting peppermint, morning is the best time of day for the peppermint leaves to be plucked. This is when the plant has its highest oil content, as opposed to post-noon when the sun reduces the vital oils in the leaf quite substantially. Harvesting generally takes place shortly before the plant blooms, which occurs in the summer (June through to August).
Historically, Peppermint and Peppermint Tea were first consumed in Ancient Egypt. In fact, dried peppermint leaves were recently discovered at the Giza Pyramids and carbon dated to 1,000BCE. In terms of its mythological origins, we must travel to Ancient Greece. According to legend, it’s said that Hades, God of the underworld, had seduced a nymph called Minthe while travelling on his golden chariot near the Cocytus River. When his wife, Persephone, heard of the encounter, she became enraged and in her jealousy, turned Minthe into a plant that people would constantly walk on. Saddened by his wife’s interference, Hades imbued the plant with peppermint, so whenever the plant was crushed underfoot, it would release a wonderful aroma. Hades hoped that by doing this, people would remember Minthe and recall how beautiful and full of life she had been.
Jumping ahead many centuries, Peppermint Tea became the beverage of choice during the American Revolution (1775-1783). Following the infamous Boston Tea Party in 1773 and throughout the revolution itself, colonial citizens rebelling against the British Crown chose herbal infusions such as peppermint to avoid paying taxes on Green Tea importation. According to some sources, the United States is allegedly the world’s biggest producer of peppermint today, accounting for an estimated 75% of global peppermint trade. Our peppermint, on the other hand, comes from Egypt, the place where it all began.
Type of Tea: Peppermint Herbal Tea Bags.
Origin: The Nile Delta, Egypt.
Ingredients: Dried Peppermint Leaves.
How to Serve: This beverage is best served as it is, although lemon may be considered as a tasty addition.
Tasting Notes: This minty fresh infusion has smooth, sweet notes and a refreshing aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Green liquor with coppery highlights, light in tone.
Health Benefits of Peppermint Tea. Generally considered a carminative. It’s also known for its antispasmodic properties, which have the ability to reduce spasms of the colon and intestinal tract while also relaxing stomach muscles. Its cooling properties can likewise soothe the stomach, making it an especially popular choice after large meals.
Peppermint Tea also contains antibacterial properties, which can actively combat symptoms related to common colds and the flu. Furthermore, Peppermint is known to be rich in many vitamins and minerals, which include Vitamins A, B, C and E, Alpha-carotene, Beta-carotene, Calcium, Copper, Inositol, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Silicon, Sulphur, and Zinc.
Health PointsCholesterol, Detox, Digestive, Hydration, Immune System, Refreshing, Relaxing
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening