Leaf Type: Herbal
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Enjoy the refreshing and cooling flavor of peppermint straight from the leaves. Peppermint can be enjoyed on its own or added to another tea blend. The soothing leaves lend well to any sweetener. We recommend a touch of honey and lemon when enjoying these herbal leaves hot or iced.
Ingredients: Peppermint Leaves
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Crisp and cool!
Yes, this is plain and simple pure dried peppermint leaves. That doesn’t make them any less enjoyable! The leaves produce a really invigorating yet soothing drink that is tasty served hot or cold. It’s especially nice after a spicy meal because I like the way peppermint tames the tummy after eating my chili! (And I love chili this time of year!)
The tisane tastes very refreshing. It’s a very uplifting drink. And mint is a big hit in this household – this is something I can brew and chill and know that my daughter will pour herself a cold glass of this rather than reach for a sugary soda.
To steep this tisane, I used below boiling water. I generally do this with all herbs, because it’s been my experience that boiling water can scorch the herbs and they end up tasting bitter. I don’t know if this is the case with all herbs, but I’ve noticed it with some herbs so I’ve just taken to the practice of using under boiling water for all herbals. 195°F ought to do it! I steeped 1 bamboo scoop of leaf in 12 ounces of 195°F water for 10 minutes and this produced a very minty cup!
Peppermint isn’t something I can drink all day long because it is a very strong minty flavor and after a while, it does end up getting a little too much. But like I said, I do like to have peppermint leaves on hand for after a spicy meal, and it’s also quite nice to sip on when I’m feeling a little under the weather (especially with an upset stomach) because it perks me right up.
It’s also nice when served with a little citrus. The description above suggests lemon, but my personal favorite is lime! I love the taste of lime with peppermint! Also, if you want to give a boost to your favorite green or black tea, add a little bit of peppermint leaves to the loose leaf green or black tea before brewing to add a bright twist to your favorite tea. It’s a good tisane to have on hand.