The best peppermint comes from the northwestern USA. The pure, moist mountain air of the spring and early summer growing season gives this organic herbal tea some of the highest volatile oil counts of any member of the mint family. As a bonus, it is naturally caffeine-free! Historically, peppermint has been used as a stewing herb by ancient Hebrews and has been found in 3000-year-old Egyptian tombs. An interesting way to use this organic herbal tea is to place a sachet of peppermint leaves in your bath water - perfect for cooling off on a hot summer's day.
Ingredients: organic peppermint
Serving Size: one teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water
Aubrey Says: I grew up drinking peppermint. A hot cup of peppermint was my family's cure-all for everything from a scraped knee to hurt feelings!
Jeremy Says: This peppermint is so pungent it almost brings a tear to my eye when I get a big whiff of it!
Posted by Unknown on 29th Nov 2013
I think my children like getting colds now, because when they do, they get peppermint tea! This is by far the best flavor peppermint tea we have had. All the teas I have tried from Arbor Teas have been wonderful. Great tea!
Posted by Tammy on 21st Oct 2013
I have tried many different box to teas. I now know the joy of what a fantastic loose peppermint tea does for the soul and the pallet. This T has a strong but satisfying flavor that truly leaves a soothing taste in your mouth. I let the tea steep for over 15 minutes and found a wonderfully strong flavor without any bitterness. I prefer this tea late at night before heading to bed. The fun part of this tea is as it cools the peppermint remains strong. Hot or cold of this tea is a delight. I found a stronger flavor when we brew it hot instead of letting it steep cold.
Posted by Rachel on 23rd Aug 2013
You should be able to taste, smell, and enjoy the peppermint in tea, not just get a quick wiff while steeping. This tea is just that. I like to put mine in a coffee filter tied with butcher string, steep in a quart mason jar, and keep it in the fridge. The peppermint flavor is nice and strong and you get all the goodness from a long steep that herbal teas have to offer! Also great with green tea!
Posted by Queen Atsu on 27th May 2013
I tried this tea alone and then mixed with the green tea and white pomegranate tea. I liked it alone but when it's mixed it's extraordinary! I crave the smell and taste.
Posted by Bob on 19th Feb 2013
aromatic, clean tasting
Posted by Dimitra on 17th Feb 2013
I love this peppermint tea. Just don't steep it too long (5 minutes or even less), otherwise I find too strong of a flavor and slightly bitter. It feels clean and crisp, and pairs well with dark chocolate. I also like doing 1/2 peppermint, 1/2 chamomile. My 5 year old daughter says this tea is yummy! This tea is great after lunch, and aids in digestion.
Posted by Aysia Scheerer on 16th Feb 2012
This peppermint tea has more flavor than peppermint teas that have been sitting around in tea bags at the grocery store, and the flavors of peppermint come through without having to brew the tea for too long. I really like blending this tea with a simple green tea (especially gen maicha). It is wonderful iced, and it is also great hot. It is very refreshing, and it seems to help soothe my occasional upset stomach. I would prefer the flavor was a bit more bold, but aside from picking fresh peppermint leaves and crushing them up into a tea, this is the next best thing. I also enjoy knowing that the tea is organic.
Posted by Eric on 26th Nov 2011
After purchasing a tea flavor from a local vendor, I had been searching for another flavor to enhance the flavor of it. That vendor suggested a green tea combination that at the time smelled great. I later found out not to trust your olifactory ninja skills. Now I needed something to cover up this bad tasting tea as well as a tea to enhance the first one. Peppermint to the rescue! Peppermint is a strong tea flavor. Not only did it enhance the original flavor, but when mixed 50:50 with the bad tasting tea, it almost completely covers up the offending flavor and the result is a smile on your face. Peppermint is a soothing & relaxing tea, I suggest not drinking it if you want to stay awake, as I often end up taking a cat-nap during my lunch hour after sipping on this delectable tea. Suggestions: mix on a 20:80 ratio (Peppermint=20%) with any number of fruity flavors.
We at Arbor Teas firmly believe that tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. With that being said, here are some recommendations to get you started, but please remember you can make adjustments based on your own personal taste.
There are three main considerations when brewing tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and steeping time.
Quantity of tea: one teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water
Water temperature: use water that has been heated to a full rolling boil (212° F)
Steeping time: 5-7 minutes
Tip #1: Use fresh water whenever possible - water that has been sitting in your kettle overnight may impart a flat or stale taste to your tea. Be careful not to boil your water for too long. Over boiled water can sometimes impart an unwanted taste.
Tip #2: Herbal teas, unlike tea from the plant camellia sinensis, do not get astringent with longer brew times. So if you happen to steep longer than 7 minutes, don’t worry! Your herbal tea will gain more flavor, but it will never become astringent!
Learn more from our step-by-step guides on how to brew loose leaf tea, how to make iced tea, and how to make tea lattes. And don’t forget to check out our Eco-Brewing Tips, too!
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