Caffeine Free Herbal Tea
Brewing: 1 tsp per cup ~ 100Â°C ~ 3-7 mins
Grade: Whole leaf, Cut (2nd Cut best Cut) and Sifted.
Manufacture Type: Field grown, sun dried, machine milled.
Cup Characteristics: Pungent, cool, fresh, menthol.
Infusion: Tending yellowish green with a bright green infused leaf.
Caffeine Content: None - Caffeine-free herb.
Peppermint is an herb and contains no caffeine. Quite often peppermint is consumed after meals as the oils stimulate the flow of bile to the stomach and helps relieve gas pains. Additionally, it has been reported and written that peppermint sweetens the breath and calms the digestive system, plus it helps heartburn, stomach ache and nausea. An interesting and tingling way to use peppermint is to place a handful of peppermint leaves in your bath water which will lower your body temperature - perfect for cooling fevered skin or after working on a hot summers day.
Peppermint is believed to be a hybrid species that evolved from spearmint and watermint. However, peppermint has been around so long its genealogy is obscure. It has been reported as a stewing herb by ancient Hebrews and it has been found in 3000 year old Egyptian tombs. 2000 years ago, the Japanese cultivated peppermint as a source of menthol. Peppermint is a primary ingredient in remedies used in the relief of gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, and local aches and pains. Because of its bright, pungent flavour, peppermint is often used to mask the unpleasant taste of various medicines. Peppermint tea is made from both the leaves and the flowers. As a hot tea it is cool and refreshing, as an iced tea the menthol content produces a pleasantly chilling taste sensation.
Peppermint is used extensively is various recipes. One of our favourites is Banana Mint Slush.
Recipe for Banana Mint Slush
(serves 2 -Less than 100 calories each)
Milk or sugar is not generally added to the cup.
Make as for hot, but add extra tea (doubling the amount is the standard suggestion, but add extra for a stronger flavour) - when the tea has cooled a little pour over ice. It is important to make it a little stronger as the ice will water it down.
Alternatively, you can place the tea in a jug and add cold water. Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge) strain and enjoy. Cold brewing will give a smoother taste.
I have been using Simpli Tea for a number of years now and the service is outstanding, very speedy delivery and an excellent product. The tea has great flavour and is delivered in a resealable keep freakish package. Would highly recommend them.
Julie Harrison | Northern Ireland | February 2023
Always great quality
I mix this with liquorice root (and sometimes dried apple) - all of which I buy from Simpli-Special. I'm a repeat customer and wouldn't go anywhere else.
Samantha Pilling | | November 2022
Beautiful strong peppermint flavour, makes a really comforting, refreshing cuppa!
Julie H | Northern Ireland | April 2022
Great Product Great Service
Excellent lose leaf teas, lots of flavour, well packaged to ensure freshness. Delivered very quickly, couldn’t fault the service.
J Harr | | February 2022
It's a good quality product
Karen Brown | Monifieth | January 2022
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