Fancy That is now carrying Tregothnan Peppermint Tea. We have had several questions about peppermint tea so we thought we would share a little primer on the newest tisane carried in our Tea Boutique.
Peppermint tea is a tisane (An herbal infusion or similar preparation drunk as a beverage or for its mildly medicinal effect) of peppermint, Mentha piperita. While not actually a “tea”(i.e. not made from the leaves of the bush (Camellia sinensis)), it is brewed like a tea and is sometimes called mint tea. It is naturally caffeine-free. A “tea” made from blending peppermint and spearmint leaves is referred to as double mint tea.
Though there have been no human clinical trials on the health benefits of peppermint tea, some believe it has healing effects because of the menthol that it contains. It is said to ease stomach problems and headaches. It is known that certain chemicals (properties) found in peppermint inhibits the growth of certain bacteria, and can also help relax muscles. Peppermint oil may be good for the skin, produces fresh breath, may be used to treat sinuses, and also is used to fight gingivitis. Drinking it in tea form may help you obtain some of these benefits. Stop by for your 10 sachet box of Tregothnan’s Peppermint Tea! No worries if you are not local- we can ship to you anywhere in the continental USA (call us toll free 1-888-323-2TEA (2832)).
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