Do you need a quick pick-me-up that is caffeine free and conjures up holiday flavor? This tea is your answer.
The brisk fresh flavor is unparalleled as a scene changer, which could explain the enduring popularity of peppermint candies. Peppermint is also a digestive aid, helping you digest your meals faster, possibly a key to surviving a heavier meal. Foragers will find wild spearmint across the United States that is a great option as well.
According to James Duke in the Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, peppermint benefits include improving:
Whether you brew your tea from fresh mint or dried mint, the process is quick. This is a brew (about 10 minutes) rather than an infusion as with some herbs (1-24 hours).
PS: If you are into mint tea, consider collecting and growing an assortment of mints in pots by your kitchen door. There are lemon and orange mints, chocolate mints, lime and ginger mints and many others. All interesting and distinguishable from one another. This could be the beginning of a whole new mania. Have fun!
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