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Peppermint Tea Perks
It may refresh with lilting minty moments and fresh-as-a-daisy feels, but peppermint tea has more pep than you think!
What is peppermint tea?
Made from the dried leaves of the peppermint plant, peppermint teas are technically herbal tisanes often referred to as herbal teas, but this super chilled-out icy-spicy brew doesn’t mind what you call it.
The perky cup of peppermint tea has a reputation for being a cup-half-full kind of tea, one that has an uplifting vibe famous for brightening your day! Peppermint tea’s active ingredient is menthol, which is what defines this cool character as having a subtly sweet side albeit prone to a bold approach and some ultra smooth moves.
How do you make peppermint tea?
If you’re a dingle-dangle dunker you’ll find peppermint tea bags can hang around for 2-3 minutes steeping in 100°C hot water. Boiled, dunked, dangled, brewed… and your refreshing cup of peppermint tea is made!
If you’re making loose leaf peppermint tea, then:
- Boil the kettle to 100°
- Add one T2 scoop or teaspoon of loose leaf peppermint tea per cup to your T2 teapot or tea mug infuser.
- Pour in the boiling water and steep for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove the infuser and inhale the uplifting aroma!
- Pour into your favourite T2 mug or tea cup and enjoy the minty taste just as it comes.
What are the health benefits of peppermint tea?
Drinking peppermint tea is a multi-faceted experience doing far more good than simply curing bad breath! Potential peppermint tea benefits may also include:
- Immune system support
- Relief from digestive disturbances such as gas, bloating and indigestion
- Relief from the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
- Stress relief
- Improved gut health
- Sinus relief
- Anti nausea
- Muscle relaxant
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Does peppermint tea help with bloating?
This herbal hero has anti-inflammatory muscle relaxant abilities and delivers gut health benefits, so people drink peppermint tea for bloating and soothing an irritated digestive system. More herbal teas recognised for bloat-relieving benefits include ginger tea, chamomile tea, fennel tea and green tea.
What is peppermint tea good for?
T2 tea gurus have created peppermint tea blends helping to relieve bloating and other health issues such as:
- Tummy Tea combining peppermint with calendula, fennel and liquorice root for digestive support.
- Wakey Wakey with peppermint, yerba mate, green tea, ginger and guarana providing a caffeine-free energy boost.
- The Quiet Mind fuses peppermint with apple, rosehip, ashwaghanda, chamomile and herbs for a calming vibe.
- Mint Mix blending zesty spearmint tea with lemon verbena with a refreshing hit of peppermint.
- Liquorice Legs supporting gut health with liquorice root, fennel seeds and peppermint.
- Nighty Night – a soothing sleep remedy featuring lemon balm, chamomile and peppermint notes.
Does peppermint tea have caffeine?
Not a drop! Peppermint leaves and peppermint oils come from the peppermint plant, whereas the teas that contain caffeine come from the camellia sinensis plant. The lack of caffeine, the digestive benefits and the fresh and breezy taste make peppermint tea the ideal after-dinner drink!
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