Peppermint (or mentha piperita, as it’s known) sits somewhere between watermint and spearmint on the ‘minty scale’. It’s been used as a herbal infusion in Europe and Asia for thousands of years. Partly that’s down to the refreshing menthol aroma, but peppermint leaves are also thought to be very beneficial. Some people like to sweeten their peppermint tea with honey, but it’s delicious as a stand-alone tisane, tickling the palate and nourishing the soul. Serve steaming hot with a good book and a sunny window.
Ingredients: Peppermint leaf
Serving suggestion: Add 1-2 teaspoons and brew in 90-95°C water for five to ten minutes, depending on preference.