Peppermint Herbal Tea
Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Peppermint is a perennial plant that traditionally grows wild throughout Central Europe and countries surrounding the Mediterranean. Now Peppermint is grown around the world as demand increases with the United States of America leading the way with the commercial production, our preference is for the quality of Peppermint’s grown nearer.
There are over 30 varieties of Mint including Spearmints, Apple Mint, Orange Mint and Pineapple Mint. This Tea is a cut Peppermint that was grown in the fertile Egyptian Province of Sharkia in the Nile Delta Valley. This variety is Mentha Piperita Black sometimes called English Mint or Mint of England, one of the most fragrant of the Mint Family. Widely used for culinary purposes, medicinal uses as an essential oil and as a great fresh tasting Tisane Tea when infused with boiling water. Peppermint has been used over the centuries by the Egyptians, the Romans and the ancient Greeks who used to hang sprigs of peppermint as a symbol of hospitality ( known as “Filoxenia” in Greek ), it also helped to keep large rodents at bay! Peppermint Tea can be found growing wild in gardens and river beds, the wild leaves can be picked and brewed with boiling water. Our Peppermint Teas are naturally dried and then used as whole leaves or cut and graded into cut and fine cut varieties. Peppermint leaves can be blended with Black Teas to create stronger tea infusions, we have our own blend of China Loose Leaf Black Tea with Peppermint Leaves. Natural Oils for flavouring are also produced from the Peppermint Plant and we use this to produce flavoured Green Teas, Black Teas and our new Peppermint Matcha Tea. Peppermint is renown for its many medicinal properties to calm and relax the Mind and sooth the Body.
Type of Tea : Herbal Leaf Tea, Dried.
Origin : Nile Delta, Egypt.
Altitude : Low River Valley Level.
Leaf Grade : Cut Variety.
Harvest : 2016
Brewing Guide : Use boiling water (100 degrees) , infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve : Without Milk or with a Slice of Lemon. Can be used as a base for making Iced Tea. Also can be blended with Green Teas such as a China Sencha Green Tea or a Gunpowder Green Tea to create a Morrocan Mint Style Tea. A Mint Jelup can be created by adding and infusing Peppermint Leaves with Alcohol, often Whisky is used !
Tasting Notes : Wonderful Refreshing Mint Aroma and taste in cup.
Colour in Cup : Clear Green.
Pack sizes available : 50g, 125g, 250g, 500g. ( We pack everything fresh to order, nothing is off the shelf ! ) We pack all our teas in a unique material which combines card and foil, regarded as the best for retaining freshness and quality.
Storage : Airtight container.
8 Health Benefits of Peppermint Tea:
Herbal Teas are very refreshing to drink at the same as being very good for you. Some of the health benefits are:
- Aid to Digestion, calming effect on the digestive tract.
- A cup of tea before bedtime can help with Insomnia. In times past herb pillows were made with Peppermint added to encourage you off to sleep.
- Relaxant for Mind and Body. A Peppermint infusion can help with Stress.
- Cure for Halitosis, Menthol flavour can freshen the breath.
- Weight Loss, drinking Peppermint Tea can help to suppress the appetite.
- Boosts the Immune System and act as a decongestant against ailments like coughs, colds and symptoms of Flu.
- The cooling effects of Menthol can help combat a high temperature.
- Menthol can help with Concentration and Alertness.
Mr Smith's advice on similar teas that you might like : Whole Leaf Peppermint Tea and we pack our own Peppermint Tea Bags. We stock a Spearmint variety of mint, Peppermint Green Tea, Peppermint Black Tea and a Peppermint Matcha Tea !
Health PointsDetox, Digestive, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening