Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
You’ve just discovered our pure Peppermint Tea Bags, a total of fifty pockets of goodness that never cease to impress. When brewed, you’ll receive smooth and, of course, minty notes with sweet undertones and a refreshing aftertaste. Be sure to buy Peppermint Tea Bags here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. Since our establishment in 1982, we’ve packed our products fresh to order.
Botany and History of Peppermint Tea Bags
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is an aromatic, rhizomatous, perennial plant of the Lamiaceae family. It is a natural hybrid of watermint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). Growing to heights between 30 and 90 centimetres (12-35 inches), it is native to Europe and the Middle East but thrives in various climates. The essential oils Menthol, menthone and menthyl acetate contribute to its flavour.
Meanwhile, its mythical origins started in Ancient Greece. According to legend, Hades, God of the underworld, first created it. The tale is that he seduced a nymph called Minthe while travelling on his golden chariot near the Cocytus River. When Hades' wife Persephone heard of the encounter, she became enraged. She subsequently turned Minthe into a plant that people would constantly walk on.
Hades, saddened by his wife’s interference, imbued the plant with what we today know as Peppermint Tea. He did so in order that whenever someone crushed it underfoot, it would release a wonderful aroma. Several versions of this story exist - none, perhaps unsurprisingly, have any historical basis. However, there is archaeological evidence of its use found in the Giza Pyramids, Egypt, dating back to 1,000 BCE.
Does Peppermint Tea Bags Have Caffeine?
Few people would argue that the infusion’s essential oils play a considerable role in its character and charm. But what about everyone’s favourite stimulating chemical compound? We’re talking about caffeine, which provides an energy boost upon consumption. While none exists in Peppermint Tea Bags, the flipside is that it is a suitable choice of Tea before bed. And that’s not all on offer.
Peppermint Tea Bags Nutrition Facts
Despite the absence of caffeine, there are countless other constituents within, most of which positively influence the benefits of Peppermint Tea Bags. Among them are 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. These properties combined will serve you well.
Non Plastic and Compostable Peppermint Tea Bags
The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company has stepped away from harmful petrochemical products and instead revealed our non plastic Peppermint Tea Bags. Not only do they support mother nature in your Teacup, but they are also compostable for when you’re finished with them. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves - it’s time now to explore how long to steep Peppermint Tea Bags.
How to Brew Peppermint Tea Bags
- Position the Tea Bag in your cup.
- Pour in freshly boiled water to temperatures of 100°C.
- Infuse for 5-10 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve without accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: Imparts a smooth, minty note with sweet undertones and a refreshing aftertaste.
Peppermint Tea Bags Benefits
There are several historical uses for Peppermint Tea Bags that date back centuries. Nowadays, though, we have the wonders of modern science to back these age-old claims. Most noteworthy is their ability to combat free radicals in the body, thereby reducing the risk of developing numerous chronic conditions. Studies also indicate that they can alleviate toothache and enhance the skin’s vitality.
Peppermint Tea Bags for Toothache
Why do Peppermint Tea Bags help with toothache? The simple answer is their potent anti-inflammatory properties, which reduce inflammation and numb mild pain. Those curious about how to use Peppermint Tea Bags for toothache should first get a wet Tea Bag and put it in the freezer. After several minutes, you’ll be able to apply it directly to a bad tooth while en-route to the dentist.
Peppermint Tea Bags on Eyes and Skin
Can you put Peppermint Tea Bags on your eyes and skin? We’d recommend it! Once again, the Herbal Tea’s incredible anti-inflammatory properties make a dramatic difference. This is the primary reason people utilise it for stye, dark circles, acne and even cold sores. Additionally, its antiseptic qualities prevent the build-up of bacteria that clogs pores. What could be better than that?
Calories in Peppermint Tea Bags
For many health-conscious individuals, calorie-counting has become a common part of life. The average amount a man needs daily is 2,500kcal, while a woman requires 2,000kcal. Still, too much can lead to excess body weight. The good news is that the best Peppermint Tea Bags have only three calories per serving, making them excellent alternatives to sugary or fatty soft drinks.
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)