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Welcome Welcome, everyone. I hope this day finds you all well and it will only get better after you have had a cup of the featured herbal infusion blend we are going to be taking a look at today.
Can You Mix Chamomile Tea With Peppermint Tea? You can mix these two venerable herbal infusions. Blending them together accentuates the flavors of each without overpowering one or the other.
If you are just looking for a good cup of tea, you can find very good peppermint tea and chamomile tea bags from Buddha Teas.
Let us take a look at what this herbal blend should taste like as well as how to make a cup with both bags and loose leaf options.
What Should Peppermint Chamomile Tea Taste Like?
I tend to find chamomile tea by itself to be a little bit Bland. Sure it has a bit of a floral flavor in a slightly earthy or bitter flavor to it but overall I think it’s a very mild tea and for that reason, I’m not chamomile teas’ biggest fan.
But there are a lot of things to like about chamomile tea, especially the benefits, that you can get from drinking it so finding something to blend with it to give it a little bit more flavor is something that I’m always looking for.
In this case, we’re blending it with peppermint tea and the results are fantastic. What you get when you blend peppermint tea and chamomile tea is the slightly floral flavor of the chamomile tea I’m getting a square kick in the pants by the peppery minty flavor of the peppermint.
It really tops the overall flavor of this blend and gives it a much-needed flavor infusion. the flavor from the peppermint tea is not over-the-top though making it a great option as a bedtime team.
Neither of these herbal infusions has caffeine in them so it works very well as a tea late at night or just before bed.
If you get the balance just right a cup of peppermint chamomile tea should be slightly floral with a hint of bitterness and earthiness to it, along with a very nice peppery flavor that adds a little bit of spice to the tea.
One last thing I will point out is that peppermint tea, in my opinion, does not have an overwhelmingly minty flavor to it as you would get from a Moroccan mint leaf or some other mint plant of that nature.
So think of the peppermint as more of a peppery flavor with a little hint of mintiness as opposed to a very minty type of tea.
Aroma Of Peppermint Tea And Chamomile Tea
I think the aroma of this herbal blend is pretty straightforward. Neither of these teas has a particularly overwhelming smell to them.
There is a slight floral around with a menthol smell from the peppermint but other than that the overall aroma is quite bland I have to say.
Fortunately, the herbal tea blend itself has a flavorful taste that belies the mild aroma.
How To Make Peppermint Chamomile Tea
There are a few ways to make this herbal infusion. The easiest way is to drop a few peppermint leaves into your cup of chamomile tea.
This will give you chamomile tea a little bit of extra kick but not nearly as much as when you steep a well-balanced cup of peppermint chamomile tea from scratch.
DIY Chamomile Tea With Peppermint
- A teaspoon of Loose-leaf peppermint
- A teaspoon of loose-leaf chamomile flowers
- about 10oz of water heated to around 205°F/96°C
- Steep covered for about 5-10 minutes
- Sweetened to taste and enjoy
You can use teabags as a substitute for the loose-leaf ingredients, I would use more water since typical teabags are designed for about 8-10oz of water for a single bag.
When I make a blend using teabags I tend to just use about 20oz of water and make a double serving, it seems to work out well.
Related Questions About Peppermint Tea And Chamomile Tea
Here a few popular questions about the peppermint chamomile herbal tea blend that seems to come up quite a bit
Will This Blend Break a Fast?
No, you should be just fine drinking this herbal blend during a fasting window. They are both calorie-free and carbohydrate-free, making them ideal for fasting.
Does It Have Caffeine?
Neither peppermint tea nor chamomile tea has caffeine individually. So the blend is naturally caffeine-free as well. If you add in black tea or green tea you will introduce caffeine into the blend, something to keep in mind.
Where Can You Find Loose Leaf Peppermint And Chamomile?
Peppermint and chamomile are pretty popular herbs so you can find them in most herbal shops. There’s also plenty of tea shops online and off that will carry loose leaf ingredients like chamomile and peppermint.
For me, I like to get my loose-leaf ingredients from Starwest Botanicals. You can find Loose-leaf peppermint tea at Starwest Botanicals right here.
If you’re looking for loose leaf chamomile flowers then Starwest Botanical has them here.
I’ve always found them to have high-quality products at good prices and the packaging is great in their resealable bags making them last much longer than if they were in an open-air type of environment.
The Peppermint Chamomile Tea Finish
That brings us to the end of our look at the wonderful peppermint chamomile herbal tea blend.
Not only can you mix peppermint tea and chamomile tea but it is a very popular sleepytime tea that is simple to make and adds a bit more flavor than just a cup of straight chamomile tea.
When you consider the benefits of peppermint tea and chamomile tea together in one cup of tea then you begin to see just how incredible this flavorful herbal tea blend can be.
As always there may be a few things more subjective than what something tastes like to an individual person so keep that in mind when drinking your first cup of chamomile peppermint tea.
The flavor experience that I’ve laid out is what it tastes like to me, and what seems to be the more general consensus of what it should taste like.
However, you may have a very different experience where the peppermint just comes through incredibly well and overtakes the chamomile flowers.
There is really nothing wrong with that and you should enjoy your cup of tea exactly the way that you want it. Try it for yourself and decide what you think it tastes like.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day.