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. Compared to our organic spearmint, this is quite a bit stronger and not as sweet. 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 USA peppermint
Origin: Pacific Northwest, USA
The pacific northwest is home to some of the most prolific and best tasting herbs in the United States. Sometimes referred to as Cascadia, this region includes the states of Oregon and Washington and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Rocky Mountains the east. The various climatic regions (from the mild summers with abundant rainfall in the mountains to the broad, dry plateaus) create the perfect growing conditions for many different types of herbs. Environmentalism is prominent throughout the region resulting in a strong commitment to organic and sustainable farming, and home to one of the original organic certifying bodies, Oregon Tilth. In our efforts to source as many products as possible from right here in the USA, we are delighted to offer herbal teas from this region and plan to continue to increase our selection of domestically grown herbs over the next few years.
At Arbor Teas, we believe tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! When brewing your tea, your main considerations are tea quantity, water temperature, and steeping time. We recommend herbal and rooibos teas to be steeped for 5 to 7 minutes in water heated to a full rolling boil. For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible, and avoid overboiling. If you want a stronger brew, just use more tea. And don’t forget to re-steep your tea leaves to get the most out of your leaf!
Looking for more info? Check out our How-To Guides and Eco-Brewing Tips!
"Feeling stressed, sick, sad, whatever, peppermint always saves the day! I love unwinding with peppermint. It's smell and flavor just pack in that punch to help with some good ol' R & R!"
"I love a big pitcher of this at dinner parties! Steep it with a little honey and cool to room temperature."
"This peppermint is so pungent it almost brings a tear to my eye when I get a big whiff of it!"
One of the most popular herbs used throughout the world, peppermint has a long history of being beneficial for the body. Peppermint can be used to ease upper respiratory infections, as published by the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. More well known is peppermint's effect on stomach issues. Folk medicine has used peppermint to ail stomach aches and digestive problems, and peppermint oil has been demonstrated to have a positive effect on those with IBS in a double blind placebo-controlled randomized trial.
For more information about the health benefits of Peppermint other types of herbs, and for direct sources of the above information, check out our Herbal Tea Health Benefits page!
Please note: the information above is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.