Here is my little recipe for Peppermint Iced tea. I keep a pitcher of this in the fridge for most of the summer months as it is so versatile and tasty!
You will need:
- Peppermint Tea Bags (you can buy these from Lidl or Tesco’s)
- Mint Leaves
- Ice Cubes
- Lemon (optional)
Add around a litre of cooled boiled water t 4-6 tea bags and leave to steep for 10-15 minutes.
Add sweetener/honey/sugar/agave of your choice if desired to taste
Remove tea bags and add ice cubes
Add crushed mint leaves and lemon (optional)
Chill in refrigerator for a couple of hours before serving.
Serve in tall glasses with ice and mint leaves
Good for the Body & Mind
Peppermint tea is not only great for quenching thirst and providing a refreshing summer drink. Peppermint has many additional benefits to the body and mind.
The menthol in peppermint tea is scientifically proven to relieve stress and anxiety. This means it is perfect for catching five minutes to chill out and gather your thoughts. The menthol is also great for when you have a cold as it can provide sinus relief.
Peppermint iced tea is perfect for helping alleviate an upset stomach. Mint is known to help with digestive distress and is the go-to for sufferers of IBS! Again, it is the calming effect of the tea that gives this relief.
Peppermint iced tea is also caffeine free so there are no nasty side effects. It can improve brain power and concentration making it a perfect drink for those with a busy schedule or studying for exams. In fact, the smell of the peppermint is the key to improving concentration so even using it in an oil diffuser can be of huge benefit.
Do you drink peppermint iced tea? Have you made the Iced tea above? Let me know.
Until next time,