Nothing is quite as refreshing as a cup of Peppermint tea. Many people choose Peppermint Tea as it has a powerful calming and reviving effect on the mind and body.
As it contains menthol or peppermint essential oil, it often provides a feeling of mental stress relief – and this could be why so many people choose to enjoy a cup to unwind after the end of a long day of work.
Drinking peppermint tea has many therapeutic benefits. Along with containing a variety of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants, Peppermint tea has a number of properties that are renowned for their skin healing benefits.
Soothing and calming on the immune system, peppermint tea is an excellent choice. Peppermint tea high levels of Vitamin C may boost your general vitality levels throughout all the seasons of the year. Its also known for being a good choice for freshening the breath, which is why its often consumed after eating a meal.
Thanks to its many awesome properties, peppermint tea is the ideal choice for anyone looking for an alternative to drinking tea or coffee.
Over the past few decades, a wide variety of herbal teas have emerged in the supermarkets meaning its easier than ever to find a herbal infusion that suits your lifestyle. Gone are the days when you just have to choose tea or coffee, now you can find fruit teas, herbal teas and a wide variety in between.
However, the best type of Peppermint Tea is made using 100% Peppermint Leaf and Peppermint Oil. When Peppermint Tea contains the active ingredient of Peppermint Oil, you will be assured to receive a cup full of flavour, along with its many benefits.
Peppermint Oil is made from the Peppermint leaf, or Mentha piperita, a perennial plant native to Europe.
Cultivated in England in the 1750s, peppermint tea became so popular that by 1790, even Massachusetts, the U.S. state had started cultivating the plant, spreading it across the USA. Indeed, Peppermint Tea is very popular in the USA and some sources suggest that the United States accounts for 75% of Peppermint trade.
Prepared by infusing mint leaves into hot water, peppermint tea often refers to a combination of peppermint and spearmint leaves.
If you are using a Peppermint Tea bag, simply place it into a cup, add hot water and allow to steep for around 3 minutes. For more intensity, you can let it stew a while longer.
For fresh mint leaves, or when using loose leaf peppermint tea, take a heaped teaspoon of dried loose leaves and place into your cup. Pour boiling water onto the dried leaves and allow to steep for up to 5 minutes for a full infusion. Sip and enjoy a fuller flavour.
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