Peppermint Tea (100 grams)

By: Loose Leaf Tea

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Sales price: $17.00

Product Description

Cup Characteristics: Very pungent with a cool fresh taste. 
Infusion: Tending yellowish green with a bright green infused leaf 
Antioxidant / Caffeine Level: Medium / Caffeine Free Herb 
Luxury Ingredients: Peppermint leaves 
The best peppermint comes from the northwestern United States. The pure, moist mountain air of the spring and early summer 
growing season gives this peppermint some of the highest volatile oil counts of any member of the mint family. Generally 
(dependent upon weather patterns) the second cut (takes place during mid/end August) is the most flavorful, coolest and most 
pungent, (literally takes your breath away and makes your eyes water). 
Peppermint is an herb and contains no caffeine. Quite often peppermint is consumed after meals as the oils stimulate the flow 
of bile to the stomach and helps relieve gas pains. Additionally, it has been reported and written that peppermint sweetens the 
breath and calms the digestive system, plus it helps heartburn, stomachache and nausea. An interesting and tingling way to use 
peppermint is to place a handful of peppermint leaves in your bath water which will lower your body temperature - perfect for 
cooling fevered skin or after working on a hot summer’s day. Peppermint is believed to be a hybrid species that evolved from 
spearmint and watermint. However, peppermint has been around so long its genealogy is obscure. It has been reported as a 
stewing herb by ancient Hebrews and it has been found in 3000 year old Egyptian tombs. 2000 years ago the Japanese 
cultivated peppermint as a source of menthol. Peppermint is a primary ingredient in remedies used in the relief of 
gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, and local aches and pains. Because of its bright, pungent flavor, peppermint is often used 
to mask the unpleasant taste of various medicines. Peppermint tea is made from both the leaves and the flowers. As a hot tea it 
is cool and refreshing, as an iced tea the menthol content produces a pleasantly chilling taste sensation.