Is peppermint tea healthy?
Peppermint tea is one of the most common drinks consumed especially for its potential health benefits. Its menthol content helps digestion, reduce headache and nausea, relieve common cold and flu symptoms.
What is the difference between mint and peppermint?
Mint is the general name of different types of plants such as peppermint, water mint, spearmint etc. All these different types of mints have subtle differences in appearance and flavor.
Peppermint Tea Recipe
Would you like to relieve your tiredness with a warm peppermint tea tonight? Here is the peppermint tea recipe to be made in a double tea kettle. So refreshing and soothing!
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Peppermint tea is a herbal infusion made by steeping dried or fresh peppermint leaves in hot water. It has a minty and refreshing flavor. It is consumed hot or cold.
Hot peppermint tea is one of the most common drinks consumed in flu season due to its potential health benefits. It helps digestion, reduce nausea, and relieve headache and other common cold symptoms. Peppermint tea is also a good option for the ones staying away from caffeine.
Peppermint tea is traditionally brewed using a single teapot. However, the recipe below describes how to make peppermint tea using a double tea kettle. Making peppermint tea in a double tea kettle yields more flavorful tea that is warmer for a longer time than traditional single teapot brewing. You can refer to our related blog following this link to learn more about the different tea brewing methods in the world.
Now, let’s move on to the peppermint tea recipe below and enjoy it with your loved ones!
2 tablespoons dried or 1 cup fresh peppermint leaves
10 cups water, filtered or bottled, if tap water is of poor quality
½ lemon, thinly sliced with peel (optional - to be added during steeping)
Some drops of lemon juice (optional - to be added to the teacup)
Some sugar or honey for sweetening (optional - to be added to the teacup)
Add the water to the lower kettle and boil it on the stove.
Once the water is boiled, add peppermint leaves and lemon slices to the upper teapot and pour almost 4 cups of boiled water over it. If your teapot is larger and you would like to make more tea, increase the amount of peppermint leaves and lemon slices accordingly.
Add more water into the lower kettle, put it again on the stove to boil, and place the upper teapot over it, closing its lid.
Once the water is boiled, wait 10 minutes for the peppermint leaves to release all their flavors into the water.
Once peppermint tea is ready, prepare the tea cups. Pour the peppermint infusion in the upper teapot into the cups. If you like to have lighter peppermint tea, you can pour the infusion halfway and then add boiled water to it from the lower kettle.
Your peppermint tea is ready.
Serve it to your loved ones and enjoy!
RECIPE NOTES FOR PEPPERMINT TEA:
To make cold peppermint tea, let the peppermint infusion cool down. Then, add ice cubes to a tall glass and pour chilled peppermint infusion over the ice cubes. You can add sweeteners like honey and sugar if you like it sweet, and garnish it with fresh peppermint leaves and a lemon slice.
You can also make this tea using spearmint.
HOW TO SERVE PEPPERMINT TEA:
You can serve hot peppermint tea in a regular teacup or coffee mug. However, it is better to prefer a glass teacup to enjoy its color while drinking. Iced peppermint tea is usually served in a tall glass.