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Hello everyone and welcome back. I hope everything is well. Today we are going to be taking a look at an incredible tea blend that brings together one of the most popular herbal teas with the venerable and ever-popular green tea.
Can You Mix Green Tea And Peppermint Tea? Not only can you, but peppermint green tea is among the most popular herbal tea blends going right now. You get the benefits of both tea without compromising the flavor of either.
If You are just looking for an excellent peppermint green tea to try then I recommend the Art Of Tea’s Mint Green Tea (affiliate link).
Let’s take a deeper look at this wonderful herbal infusion, from what it should taste like to some frequently asked questions about peppermint green tea.
How To Make Peppermint Green Tea
While this is a pretty straightforward 2 tea blend there are a few ways to make it. From crafting your own cup with loose ingredients to buying a packaged version of this herbal blend, there is a way to make it that will be convenient for you. Here is my quick recipe for making a cup that is a little more complicated than it probably should be but I think this gives the tea the best flavor balance
DIY Green Tea With Peppermint
- 1 teaspoon of green tea (I like to use Sencha Green Tea)
- 1 teaspoon of loose-leaf peppermint
- Use about 10 oz of spring water
- Steep the peppermint leaf, covered, for around 3-5 minutes in 205°F/96°C water
- Remove the peppermint leaf and add in your sencha green tea, the water temperature should be cool enough to steep the delicate sencha
- 2 minutes is about all you need to steep the green tea.
- Enjoy your cup of peppermint green tea
This is the more complicated way of making it. You can always combine the peppermint and green tea and steep them together, just be sure to let the water cool first and only steep for 2 or 3 minutes.
You can also make peppermint green tea by simply steeping a teabag of both peppermint tea and green tea in about 20oz of water and making more than one cup or drinking a big glass for yourself.
I like to use Buddha Tea’s Sencha Green Teabags with Buddha Teas Peppermint Teabags for this way of making it. You can browse Buddha Teas offerings right here(affiliate link).
Lastly, there are plenty of packaged brands that sell mint green tea that you can try, but I always like making my own if possible. Still the packaged option taste quite good, especially some of the loose-leaf options.
My favorite loose-leaf peppermint green tea is the Art Of Tea’s Mint Green Tea (affiliate link). It includes spearmint as well so it is a little different than making it yourself.
What Does Green Tea And Peppermint Taste Like?
Peppermint Green Tea has the complex flavor of both of its main ingredients without one completely overpowering the other. Peppermint tea is not overly potent so it will not cover up the wonderful and delicate taste of green tea if you maintain a good balance of both ingredients.
The peppermint brings a slightly spicy peppery mint flavor to the blend. It is not overly minty, however. Many people think of peppermint as an after-dinner mint or mint gum but the flavor of pure peppermint leaf tea is much more subtle and blends well with green tea.
Speaking of green tea, it brings its famous vegetable and grassy flavor along with its natural sweetness to the proceedings. Care must be taken not to overpower the green tea when you are blending it with loose-leaf green tea and loose peppermint leaf so you don’t overpower the green tea.
When you put it all together you get a cup of grassy green tea with a bit of a kick from the spicy peppermint. It really is a wonderful flavor pairing that can add a nice little bump to your traditional cup of green tea.
Aroma Of Green Tea With Peppermint
I think the aroma still leans a little bit toward the green tea side of things. I have never felt that peppermint tea was that aromatic in the first place. So when blended with green tea you do get a hint of the peppery mint aroma but the green tea still makes up the bulk of the aroma, in my opinion.
Peppermint Green Tea Related Questions
Does Peppermint Green Tea Have Caffeine?
Yes, peppermint and green tea have caffeine. While peppermint tea is naturally calorie-free, green tea is not. The amount of caffeine varies between the amount of green tea you blend with and the type of green tea itself.
This is typically not the type of tea you would want to drink right before bedtime. A cup of pure peppermint tea might be better in that scenario.
Is Peppermint Green Tea Ok For Fasting?
Green tea with peppermint is a great option for fasting. Peppermint tea is naturally calorie-free as is green tea. This makes them ideal for a water replacement beverage during your fasting window. Peppermint green tea is also carb-free and naturally sugar-free. This makes it acceptable for very low-carb and Keto diets.
Can You Use Any Type Of Green Tea?
Absolutely. But keep in mind that it will change the overall flavor of peppermint green tea. I like to use sencha green tea and which has a grassy flavor to it.
Gunpowder green tea is another popular way to make this blend. The gunpowder green tea adds a smoky flavor to the peppermint green tea making a whole new flavor profile for the blend.
And those are just 2 examples, Genmaicha peppermint tea is quite interesting as well. Plus there are dozens of other green teas to try with peppermint added.
The Peppermint Green Tea Finish
That brings us to the end of our look at this venerable green tea blend. Chances are you have walked past a few varieties and variations of mint green tea every time you go to the grocery store.
It is incredibly popular and very much a mainstream tea so you will have no problems finding a suitable peppermint green tea for yourself, whether you make it loose-leaf or bagged.
My guess is that many of you have probably tried this tea blend in one form or another but I would urge you to give the loose-leaf version a try as I think it is the most flavorful version of peppermint green tea.
Looking for other great herbal infusion options, then check out Buddha Teas’ amazing selection of herbal teas.
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.