Enjoyed for its refreshing taste and health benefits. Now we have the pleasure of using the peppermint herb leaves, to make our Peppermint tea.
We come across peppermint in so many of our everyday products. From breathe freshener mints to minty toothpaste.
As the leaves contain essential oils, namely Menthol, Menthone and Limonene. It has become is so versatile. Most of us are more familiar with Menthol, with its distinctive minty cool taste.
Going back to our Peppermint tea. It is not only drank for its most refreshing taste, there are health related benefits to.
Drinking Peppermint tea and inhaling the vapour. Can be a great way in aiding and relieving blocked sinuses. Thus calming headache pains.
We associate peppermint tea as a great way to ease digestive and bloating problems naturally. And Peppermint tea is also used to ease nausea.
Being caffeine and calorie free. You and your family can enjoy Peppermint tea, any time of the day or night.
North Africans particularly Moroccan’s blend peppermint tea and gunpowder pinhead green tea together. To create there famous minted tea drink. Easily being made simply from scratch. Traditionally it is consumed very sweet, by the addition of sugar or honey.
As a guide to make this tea traditionally. Use 2 teaspoons of gunpowder pinhead green tea, 4 teaspoons of peppermint leaf tea.
Instructions on how to make it.
Bring water to the boil, add the 2 teaspoons of Gunpowder pinhead green tea, to the teapot. Add a little of the boiled water to the teapot. Swirl the leaves around gently, for a few seconds. Strain off the water and discard. Keeping the tea leaves in the teapot. This process is to reduce the caffeine levels in loose leaf tea.
Add the peppermint tea leaves in to the ready to go tea, in your pot. Add the now slightly cooled water, about 1/2 litre. Remember green tea should not be made with boiling water. As this reduces the vast benefits from Green tea. All our teas have recommended water temperature guides on. If you desire the sweetness of sugar, this is the time to do this. Leave too steep for around 3-5 minutes.
I personally prefer to add my sweetness, when the tea is in my cup. I find it easier, to master the tricky honey, transfer from the honey jar to my cup. And allows me just the right amount of sweetness I like.
Look out for our latest Peppermint blend, which we are currently developing.
“Peppermint with Nibbed Ginger tea”
It’s under trial, and luckily I get to enjoy, this part of my job, chief taster.
Peppermint and Nibbed Ginger Tea, will be a digestive asset, along with a great flavour. Your digestive system will get a full work out, helping to ease indigestion. Whilst also being great for the relief of inflammation and pain relief.
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