Mentha x piperita | Franconian Peppery-Sweet Variety | Peppermint is the cross between watermint (Mentha aquatica) and the sweeter spearmint (Mentha spicata).
This potent organic Franconian variety of excellent quality was gently dried and carries a high content of essential oils, gives a pleasant aroma and infuses with a strong menthol flavor. Celebrated in herbal medicine, the use as an infusion is both, cooling and warming. Makes great Iced Tea as well.
To sweeten consider Rock Candy Crystals or our popular Oregon Tea Honeys # 88005.
Theine (caffeine) content: None | Gift Tin Packaging
Suggested Water Temperature: 212 F – Suggested Infusion Time: 8 Minutes.
Preparation: Bring fresh water to the boil. Warm up your tea pot by rinsing it with hot water. Fill one teaspoon per 6 oz cup of this Herbal Tisane into the preheated tea pot or preferred cup. Pour the hot water into the tea. Let infuse up to 8 Minutes and serve. Remove infuser or pour your tea into another tea-pot or thermos carafe. Using an infuser or ‘Permanent Tea Filter’ for your cup or pot makes it easy to separate the herbs from the beverage after steeping.
Culinary notes: Because of its fresh and light character this Herbal Tisane is offered as a choice with light foods, vegetarian, Macrobiotic or vegetable recipes and special desserts including fruits and lighter French cheese selections. Superb Iced Tea selection. Suitable as a ‘day & night’ children’s tea.
Tea Station & Tea Fountain Custom Designer variety. We started creating client and custom herbs like this one under our European TEA STATION label in 1975. Since 1997 our traditional tea blends and tisanes are also known and sold in the United States. For over 40 years the Top Quality of our special creations make them very popular selections.
Notes: Although the herb is save for internal and external use, the high concentration of menthol can be an irritant to some body constitutions. Start out using one teaspoon per cup, add boiling water and let infuse for about 8 minutes.
This is one of the infusions (tisanes) in our HEALTH & HARMONYTM Tea Series that we are introducing on our website.