Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Black Tea with Peppermint is the blending of two of the most beloved ingredients in the world. When brewed, it offers a distinct malty note with boldly herbaceous undertones. Even more impressive, perhaps, are the well-documented health benefits associated with its consumption.
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The Story Behind the Ingredients
A match made in heaven though Black Tea with Peppermint might be, the origins of each component are separate and unique. The Herbal Tea part comes from the aromatic, rhizomatous perennial plant of the same name.
Legend has it that Hades, the Greek God of the underworld, was involved in its creation. In reality, it is a natural hybrid of Spearmint Tea (Mentha spicata) and watermint (Mentha aquatica).
Then there is Ceylon Tea (also called Sri Lanka Tea), which has been grown and produced in Sri Lanka since the 19th century. The island nation, located in the Bay of Bengal near India, once specialised in Coffee.
However, in 1869, a plant-based disease decimated the local crop. Cultivating Loose Leaf Tea became a viable alternative that now plays a crucial role in the country's economy.
How to Make Peppermint Black Tea
- Purchase a Tea Infuser or Filter for ease and convenience.
- Fill the accessory with about five grams of Black Tea and Peppermint.
- Begin brewing by pouring freshly boiled water at 100°C over the leaves.
- Allow it to infuse for between 3-5 minutes for the finest flavour.
How to Serve: Consider adding extra Peppermint or Spearmint Tea. Alternatively, include a slice of lemon for a citrusy hint. Another option is to serve it without accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: This is a smooth and well-balanced blend from start to finish. It provides malty overtones and herbaceous undertones, concluding with a refreshing aftertaste once you’ve drained your cup.
How Much Caffeine in Peppermint Black Tea?
Peppermint Herbal Tea, as a standalone infusion, is 100% devoid of caffeine, a stimulating chemical compound known for its energy boost. On the other hand, Ceylon Black Tea - the blend’s base ingredient - contains a considerable amount of the constituent.
The average 8-oz cup, therefore, will have about 45-mg of caffeine - more than enough to keep you focused first thing in the morning.
Peppermint Black Tea Benefits
The nutritional value of Peppermint Black Tea is twofold. The Herbal Tea boasts an abundance of Potassium, Calcium and Folate, as well as Vitamins A and C. Meanwhile, Black Tea has a wealth of Magnesium, Manganese and Sodium - among other beneficial constituents.
Scientific studies indicate that these properties aid digestion, boost immunity, promote weight loss and reduce diabetes risks.
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