Peppermint Tea, Loose Leaf Herbal Tea
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Peppermint
Loose - Herbal Tea

CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Pungent, cool, fresh, menthol. Infused leaf is bright green, tending yellowish.
INGREDIENTS: Peppermint leaves
INGREDIENTS FROM: USA
REGION(S): Washington State
GROWING ALTITUDES: 200 - 800 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): Grade A New Crop, Fine cut
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): 1st Grade New Crop, Fine Cut
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Medium
CAFFEINE LEVEL: None - Caffeine Free Herb
KOSHER: Yes
VEGETARIAN: Yes
VEGAN: Yes
ARTISANAL NOTES: Small batch blended and packed in Canada.
INFUSION: Tending yellowish green
INFORMATION:
If you've fallen in love with Peppermint (Mentha piperita), you're in good company, figuratively speaking. According to a myth from Ancient Greece, this cool herb gets its name from the nymph Menthe. So beautiful was Menthe that the god Pluto fell in love with her on sight. Naturally, this didn't thrill his wife Persephone, who turned Menthe into a plant, so that she would be trod upon for the rest of time. Distraught, Pluto tried to reverse the spell but found he could not. What he could do however was infuse Menthe, (the plant version) with the sweet aroma we all know and love.

In Victorian England, Peppermint was also prized for its ability to promote love, this time within the home. Stories maintain that in certain parts of Britain, it was common to add a few sprigs of peppermint to wash water, before mopping the floors to remove stains from wood, and cleanse the hearth from negativity. In the Willamette Valley where this fine cut Peppermint is grown, farmers have come to love Peppermint for its ability to provide family income for generations. In the old days, legend has it that barrels of peppermint oil, made from fresh Willamette leaf, were stored in bank vaults while holding out for prices to go up. (And go up they did.to this day a barrel of Willamette peppermint oil can be worth $10,000.) Why so valuable? Consider that a single pound of Willamette peppermint oil can flavor upwards of 40,000 sticks of gum, or 1500 tubes of toothpaste - you do the minty math.
We love this Willamette Valley Mint because it makes what we believe to be the finest mint tea known to humankind. Exceptionally clean, sharp and loaded with minty character, you're going to fall head over heels for this one in no time.
Why drink Peppermint Tea?
According to nutritionists and natural health practitioners, caffeine free Peppermint tea can aid digestion, soothe the mind and soul and ease inflation in the body. Rest easy.!

STEEPING TIME
TEA CUP 8oz (237ml) 10oz (296ml) 12oz (355ml)
AMOUNT 1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 1.5 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon"
MILD 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min
MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min
STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min
We recommend 3-5 min

TEA POT 18oz (532ml) 36oz (1064ml) 48oz (1419ml)
AMOUNT 2 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 4 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 6 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon"
MILD 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min
MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min
STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min
We recommend 3-5 min.

SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS:
MILK NO, SUGAR NO, LEMON NO, MINT NO.

IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100C/212F

HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).

ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Liter/Quart):
Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1 cups/315ml into the pot. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about.)

ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving):
Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving into the pot. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the leaves. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!)

FOOD SAFETY ADVISORY: We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea. Today's water has been known to carry viruses, parasites and bacteria. Boiling the water will kill these elements and reduce the potential incidence of water-borne illnesses.

RECOMMENDATION: We recommend the use of our '1 Cup of Perfect Tea' measuring spoon for best results. Please contact Blue Monkey Tea to place an order.

ANTIOXIDANT BENEFIT: For a greater antioxidant benefit brew longer and use more tea.