- Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: USA
- Caffeine: Caffeine Free
Peppermint is an herbal tisane that is naturally caffeine free. It has a strong aroma, a sweet refreshing flavor with a cool aftertaste, and makes a relaxing aromatic drink. It can be enjoyed hot or iced. Hot peppermint tea makes a great after-meal drink, as it is known to help with digestion and soothe upset stomachs. Make sure to keep tea covered while steeping so that the health promoting essential oils don't evaporate.
Story, Folklore, History...
The Origin of Mint:Legend has it that Hades, God of the Underworld, fell in love with a beautiful water nymph named Minthe. In a jealous fury, his wife Persephone transformed the nymph into a plant, and stepped on her out of revenge. While Hades could not save the nymph, he was able to make the plant release a delightful scent so that the more she was stepped on, the sweeter she would smell.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Infusion Aroma: Minty
Infusion Color: Golden Brown
Base flavor: Mint
Infusion Strength: Medium-strong
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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Hospitality Ritual Extraordinaire: Moroccan Mint - by Richard Isaac
Even if you haven’t traveled the world, you likely know about the storied place mint tea holds in Moroccan culture. Just the name Moroccan Mint brings to mind the labyrinthine markets and smoky bazaars of Marrakesh, the sand-swept deserts and the jade oases of the countryside. Is there any sight more marked of hospitality than the standard mint tea pour, starting at the base of the cup and rising to head level in one continuous, unbroken steaming stream, spilling nary a drop?
In fact, no combination of place, beverage and welcome have formed quite the famous triplet as Morocco, mint tea and the tea ceremony that takes place on special occasions. It used to take place more frequently, but is now reserved for honored guests or specific days. It goes like this:
The host will sit in front of a tray on which there are two teapots and ornate teacups. On the table are the ingredients: boiling water, green tea, mint leaves, and sugar (which is typically added to this drink, though it...