The best peppermint comes from the north-western United States. The pure, moist mountain air of the spring and early summer growing season gives this peppermint some of the highest volatile oil counts of any member of the mint family.
Drinking Peppermint tea before and after a meal is a natural, delicious and refreshing way to aid digestion. Peppermint is naturally caffeine-free so you can enjoy it at any time of day.
To brew: place one generous tsp of leaves per person in a warmed pot and add boiled water that has been allowed to cool for a minute. Allow about 4 minutes for full infusion to occur, then strain into mugs. Serve hot or chilled, without milk, and feel free to add sugar and lemon if desired. If using a Mug Infuser use one rounded teaspoon and allow about a minute, according to taste, for infusion.
*(based on 3g per serving, infused once).
Peppermint Willamette loose leaf tea
Elizabeth & Barry Chantler and have been enthusiastic about loose leaf tea for years.
They have travelled the world visiting tea plantations in India, Sri Lanka, China and South-East Asia and attending tea ceremonies in Hong Kong and Malaysia. They only sell teas that they would drink, and they only like the best! They are also passionate about a fairer world marketplace, one in which everybody benefits, and they are as fussy about the source as much as the teas themselves.
Tea is good for you, it has benefits both for the body as well as the mind, and the better the tea the more beneficial it becomes. They believe that we have a nation of t-bag drinkers who are missing out on an enlivening and new experience (there are over 10,000 different types of loose leaf tea!).
Their aim is to make fine loose leaf tea locally available and to convert as many people as they can, to share this exciting and rewarding world.