Delicious Dried Mint Tea From Dried Mint

Delicious Dried Mint Tea From Dried Mint

Dried mint tea is enjoyed by millions of people across the world, not just because of its delicious taste, but also for the health benefits it offers. The great news is that enjoying these benefits and mouth-watering flavors is as simple as making yourself a nice hot cup in your kitchen.

That’s what we look at in this blog, as we detail the straightforward steps involved. However, before we do that, let’s take a quick look at this amazing plant, where it comes from, and the history behind it.

The History of Dried Mint Tea

While dried mint has been used for centuries, mint tea is a relatively new concept in the developed world. Traditionally, mint tea comes from Morocco, where it had been used since antiquity and was called the Maghreb at the time. Merchants brought the herb to the West in the 1850s.

Typically speaking, mint tea is created from two types of mint plants; peppermint and spearmint. Drinking a cup is also reported by many to offer support to the mind and body. Here’s just a selection of the scientifically-backed health benefits it offers.

It can...

  • Ease upset stomachs due to its calming properties
  • Help relieve migraines and tension headaches
  • Freshen your breath with its minty flavors
  • Unclog your sinuses thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antiviral & antibacterial effects
  • Fight off menstrual cramps being a muscle relaxant
  • Help with sleep issues due to being free of caffeine
  • Provide relief from hayfever as it contains rosmarinic acid
  • Boost your energy levels

Ok, so now you know why drinking piping hot dried mint tea is a good idea. Now, let’s look at exactly how you make it, and the good news is it’s even simpler than ABC.

Making Mint Tea at Home

The easiest way to enjoy mint tea at home is to first purchase some dried mint from the Little Istanbul Gifts Shop. However, if you’re green-fingered or feeling adventurous, then you can use freshly picked mint. It does take a couple of weeks to dry out when taking cuttings, so as we say, this certainly represents the scenic route!

The only two ingredients you’ll need for your mint tea is hot water and dried mint, which you’ll put into a strainer over the cup. Pre-prepared dried mint will be free of stems, so no need to sift them out first.

1 teaspoon of dried mint is all you’ll need for a delicious cup of mint tea. After pouring over the hot water, you should then let it steep for 3-4 minutes before removing the strainer, and it’s ready to enjoy!

Dried Mint Tea The Way Nature Intended

So, as you can see, it couldn’t be easier to enjoy the taste and health support that mint tea provides. In a matter of 5 minutes, you get a delicious beverage that enlivens the senses, and it isn’t at all addictive in the same way as caffeinated drinks are.

So why not try some out for yourself today? It might just be the tasty hug in a mug that you’ve been looking for to pick you up during that post-lunch energy dip!

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