This morning I had my niece and nephew with me and we popped in to see our good friend Sarah. She offered us an amazing selection of different teas and the children were really keen on her tea pig triangular tea bags – peppermint flavoured.
Peppermint tea is simply an infusion of mint leaves. We have mint that springs up all over our garden in the summer months and it is the most lovely thing to be able to pop outside and grab a few leaves to make a great healthy drink.
For those trying to cut down on caffeine it is a good choice as it is naturally caffeine free. For those trying to loose weight it is also a winner because it is virtually calorie free and actively helps weight loss. There are so many other health benefits to peppermint tea…
It has long been used to aid digestion and I find a cup of peppermint tea is a really nice end to a meal. If you tend to get a sweet craving when you have finished your meal it can be the cure that prevents you reaching for chocolate or sweets.
Research has shown that it also has the ability to reduce pain, eliminate inflammation, relax the body and mind and cure bad breath. It is also credited with boosting the immune system.
With all of these perks it really is a brilliant choice. You can get peppermint tea in most cafes now, Starbucks, Neros, Costa, they all do it. Try making it part of your day and feel the benefits for yourself.