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The Right Type of Bag

It was a happy accident when the customers of American Thomas Sullivan, mistakenly started to brew the tea they received still in the sample bags. The tea bag was born and it was Liptons who took the teabag to the masses in the 1950s.

As tea connoisseurs, we love quality loose leaf tea - but for convenience, speed and consistency, there is much to be said for a quality teabag, which requires both a high-quality blend of tea and use of the right type of bag.

Our teabags are doubled-chambered affording more space for the tea to brew than the regular teabag. Because each double-chamber teabag is created by folding rather than ‘gluing’, the paper is 100% biodegradable and contains no plastic. Automatically tied shut with cotton, faster than the eye can see, it is finished by wrapping in an individual sachet sleeve for protection.

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Peppermint Infusion Sachet 1x2g

Net Weight: 1.2g

Made from the finest English Mitcham black peppermint. Naturally caffeine free, with a pleasant and invigorating taste. Wonderfully refreshing no matter the time of day.

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Mint was an essential accompaniment on the long voyages of the pioneering East India Company sailors, but it was first drunk long before. The ancient Egyptians enjoyed a cup of peppermint tea, and later both the Romans and Greeks used it for it as a digestive aid.

Still used as a digestive by many, its one of the most popular herbs in the world, because it tastes great - the world loves a 'peppermint tea'.

We've chosen a variety of Black Mitcham peppermint, grown in the English countryside, although once a native of Tasmania. It has darker almost purple leaves and is loved by bees.
This variety is high in natural oils, and these give the tea a wonderful aroma and flavour.

As your peppermint tea brews, a clear golden, yellowy liquour emerges.

It has a classic, strong peppermint flavour, refreshing and invigorating.
Quantity

1 SACHET PER CUP

Temperature

200ML OF WATER AT 80ºC

Brewing Time

2-3 MINS BREWING TIME

Most peppermint 'tea' is made hot, but it makes a refreshing and healthy summer cooler.

Instructions for a 200ml single serve:

- Put a teabag in your mug
- Create a more concentrated brew than normal - so just cover with boiling water [about 50 ml max] and leave to brew for 10 minutes
- Discard the teabags and whilst the brew is still warm, add a spoonful of honey to add a little sweetness, to your taste
- Now add ice to a tall glass and pour over the peppermint brew
- Top up up with sprakling water
- Add a sprig of mint from your herb garden, and enjoy.

Ingredients

Pure Natural Peppermint Leaves

Storage

Store in a cool, dry place avoiding direct sunlight and strong odours.

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The Tisane - or Herbal ‘Tea’

Many of the modern-day fruit and herbals are drunk from what we commonly call a tea bag. Hence the often described ‘fruit teas’ or ‘herbal teas’.

A more accurate description is ‘tisane’. It’s a catch all term - it simply means a drink made by infusing herbs, spices or other plants in hot water. The origin of the word is routed in the preparation - the word tisane in fact dates back to first use in 14th century Anglo-French, derived from Latin 'ptisana' and from Greek ‘ptisane’, meaning crushed barley – from ‘ptissein’, or crush. The barley would have been crushed in a mortar and pestle and then infused in water.

Today, tisane is the common descriptor for herbal and medicinal infusions in many countries. But the practice of creating tisanes for therapeutic or medicinal benefits dates back centuries to ancient Indian Ayurvedic, Egyptian and Chinese practices.
Ayurvedic is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘knowledge of life’ and Ayurverdic remedies have used the leaves of simple herbs like peppermint for centuries to aid digestion and alleviate other ailments.

The Chinese were the first to use ginger medicinally, possibly 5000 years ago, before it spread from southern China to the Spice Islands - the modern day Maluku Islands in Indonesia, made famous in the 1600s by The East India Company trading pioneers - and beyond.

And it was the ancient Egyptians who likely first used Chamomile to help sleep and even prevent colds. [Our whole chamomile flowers come from Egypt, still the best.]

Today tisanes including chamomile, peppermint, ginger and now ‘newer’ discoveries like rooibos [an African caffeine-free plant] and the moringa plant from Africa are consumed by hundreds of millions around the world daily. Whilst the great taste [of most] is undisputed, actual scientific evidence of the benefits of tisanes or infusions of the multitude of herbs, roots and spices is still surprisingly scant. Billions of people over centuries surely can’t be wrong?

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  • FAQ

    What are the health benefits of peppermint tea?
    Whilst peppermint has been used for centuries medicinally, scientifically proven benefits are still thin on the ground despite many small studies. One of the most commonly reputed benefits is its ability to relax the digestive system and therefore to ease indigestion and bloating. Hence many across the world believe in the benefit of drinking a peppermint infusion after dinner.

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