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So you are looking for some blends for peppermint tea. Maybe you want to find some new flavor experiences or maybe you just want to make peppermint tea taste better so you can reap the benefits of this wonderful herbal infusion. Either way, you in in the right place my friend. I have put together a list of 10 great flavors to blend with your peppermint tea to make it taste even better.
Most of these blends you can craft yourself with relative ease and some can be storebought. They all have their merits and are worthy of consideration for your next cup of peppermint tea. I used Art Of Tea Pacific Coast Mint Tea for the blends in this article.
However, most boxed peppermint teas that I have tried are just fine and you should use the one that you enjoy the most. Even the ones you get at the supermarket, like Bigalow Tea, taste pretty good. As with most things in the tea world it comes down to personal preference most of the time. Let’s dive into the article and see if we can’t find a peppermint tea blend that could be your next favorite cup of tea.
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What To Add To Peppermint Tea To Make It Taste Even Better
Before we get into the blends themselves, I just want to touch on one aspect that can really make your peppermint tea taste that much better. And that is using good-quality water to steep your tea. It’s one of the simplest ways to increase the flavor of your peppermint tea or any tea for that matter.
The best water to use is good bottled spring water with a balanced pH. Alternatively, you could use filtered tap water as long as your tap water is relatively decent. You want to avoid distilled water and mineral water as they will negatively affect the overall flavor of your peppermint tea.
Peppermint tea is wonderful on its own. It might not be as minty as many people expect but it has a warm spicy peppery flavor that blends well with a variety of other flavors. Check out my article for a deeper look at the flavor profile of peppermint tea.
I have chosen to only combine two flavors for this list but you can add as many as you want. Remember balance is the key when crafting the blends. Experiment to find your favorite peppermint tea blend. These blends are very basic and easy to make for anyone. I’ll add a quick recipe for some of them with measurement suggestions.
Peppermint And Ginger Tea
Ginger blends with just about any tea almost perfectly. Ginger has such a unique flavor that compliments just about any other tea out there. I have blended Ginger with every tea I can possibly think of. And the results have typically been very good with a few exceptions.
But peppermint and Ginger is a match made in heaven. The peppery spice of the peppermint compliments the warm spicy unique flavor of the ginger incredibly well. It’s hard to describe how well these two complement each other. It really is something that you have to try for yourself.
You can find packaged versions of this tea in many stores. Celebration Herbals Organic Ginger Peppermint Tea(*affiliate link) is one of my favorite packaged ginger peppermint teas, you can find it on Amazon. But I always recommend making this infusion from scratch. Just pick up a ginger root from your local grocery store and make it fresh whenever you want.
Homemade Ginger Peppermint Tea
- Add 2 slices of fresh ginger root to your boiling water
- Let the ginger infuse in the water for about 5 minutes while it boils
- Cool the water to about 205°F/96°C
- Pour the ginger-infused water over 1 peppermint tea bag or about 2 teaspoons of loose-leaf peppermint
- Let the peppermint steep, covered, for 5 minutes or to your personal tastes
- Steep multiple cups of this wonderful tea with the ginger infusion
Peppermint And Lavender Tea
Lavender and peppermint are a natural combination. Lavender is actually part of the mint family of plants so it combines well with the peppery mintiness of peppermint. The lavender brings a nice floral note to the peppermint tea blend. The final product is a smooth flowery herbal infusion that does not sacrifice any drinkability.
Lavender and peppermint are some of the more popular combinations for a peppermint tea blend. You can make your own with either loose-leaf or bagged peppermint tea. I recommend loose-leaf ingredients because it’s a little easier to get the amount right. If you use bags you’ll need to use double the water and make 2 cups.
DIY Peppermint And Lavender Tea
- 1 teaspoon of peppermint leaves
- 1 teaspoon of lavender flowers
- Steep for 5-7 minutes or to taste
- Water Temperature should be around 205°F/96°C — here is a handy table for temperature conversions
- Use good quality water and cover while steeping for best results
Sage And Peppermint Tea
Sage has a sweet mildly earthy flavor that it brings to the peppermint tea blend. This is one of the more subtle blends, in my opinion. The peppermint flavor is still dominant but the sweet notes of the sage are a welcome addition that makes the tea even smoother and more drinkable.
If you want a convenient boxed version, Rishi Tea – Organic Peppermint Sage(*affiliate link) available on Amazon is as close as you can get. There is a little lavender added to this blend as well. However, it is just easier to make it fresh, where you can get the balance of the sage and peppermint just right.
Sage Peppermint Tea
- 1.5 teaspoons of loose-leaf peppermint
- .5 teaspoons of fresh sage
- Cover and steep at around 205°F/96°C
- 5 minutes is a good place to start for your steep time, move it up or down to taste
Add A Lemon Wedge
Adding lemon to your tea is pretty ubiquitous regardless of the type of tea you’re drinking. Whether you are having a nice rich Earl Grey or a minty peppermint tea lemon is always going to bring a nice citrusy flavor to that cup of tea.
You can use bottled lemon juice although I tend to shy away from that because I think it tastes a little bit weird. A single lemon wedge is almost perfect for any cup of tea.
The only thing you need to worry about when adding lemon to your peppermint tea is not at too much or you will overwhelm the natural flavor of the peppermint with the Citrus flavor of the lemon.
Of course, if you are looking to overwhelm the flavor of the peppermint tea because you don’t like it or for any other reason then add as much lemon juice as you like.
Or A Little Lime
Similar to Lemon, limes are another great Citrus flavor that goes well with just about any tea. It complements the spiciness of the peppermint tea very well and brings a nice refreshing Citrus flavor to the overall experience.
Again I use fresh limes whenever possible as I think they taste better. you also have to watch the amount of lime you put in because it can overwhelm the flavor of the peppermint tea the same as the lemon can.
A Drop Of Honey Will Sweetened Things Up
Honey is probably the most popular thing to add to just about any tea. It adds a nice sweetness to the T that is a little bit more subtle than regular sugar I think.
The honey really helps remove any lingering bitterness that some teas can have. It’s something that a lot of new tea drinkers tend to use a lot because it does help make the tea more palatable for a lot of people.
Personally, I don’t use sweeteners for any of my tea. I find the taste of the tea to be the flavor that I’m looking for. Just be careful when you add honey to your peppermint tea that you don’t add too much or it will turn it into basically sugar water with a little bit of peppermint spice to it. You can also add honey to any of these tea blends to up the sweetness factor a little bit if you are so inclined.
Sencha Green Tea And Peppermint
Technically you could use any type of green tea that you want when blending it with peppermint tea. Each green tea has a distinct flavor that will make the peppermint blend unique to that green tea. I chose sencha because it is one of the more common green teas and a good sencha green tea is an amazing beverage on its own.
You can check out my full flavor profile of sencha green tea here. When you blend sencha with peppermint you get the best of both worlds. The grassy sweetness of the sencha blends with the spicy minty flavor of the peppermint to create a whole new flavor experience. The added bonus is that you get the benefits of both teas in this peppermint green tea blend.
One thing to keep in mind is that green tea will add caffeine into the mix, so be aware of that before drinking it near bedtime. Also be careful if you are steeping this yourself, as you can easily burn your sencha leaves if the water is too hot.
Make Your Own Peppermint Sencha Green Tea
- 1.5 teaspoon of Loose Sencha Green Tea or 1 teabag
- 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint leaves
- Water temperature should be around 185°F/85°C
- Steep Covered for 3-5 minutes adjust to your personal taste
Peppermint And Rosemary Tea
Rosemary is another one of those flavors that I absolutely love. But it doesn’t blend well with everything. Fortunately, the savory flavor of rosemary makes for a nice compliment to the peppery flavor of the peppermint.
You can use dried rosemary from your spice rack if you want a quick hit of rosemary but fresh rosemary is the way to go for this wonderful herbal tea blend. You can find fresh rosemary in most supermarkets.
Rosemary has a mild mintiness of its own that combines with its incredible “pine” flavor to make an incredible peppermint tea blend. Plus it has an aroma that will perk you up and fill your home with an incredible woodsy pine scent.
Fast Rosemary Peppermint Tea Recipe
- 1 teaspoon of fresh rosemary
- 1 teaspoon of peppermint leaves or 1 peppermint tea bag
- Steep at 205°F/96°C, always cover your steeping tea
- I like to steep for around 5 minutes but it is a personal preference
Licorice Root And Peppermint Tea
The flavor that the licorice brings to the peppermint tea is similar to anise seed tea but it is much more potent. the licorice is a little bit sweeter and brings that pungent licorice flavor to the spiciness of the peppermint tea.
This is a good combination to have on a cold day because it really warms the body up with the licorice flavor and the peppermint flavor combining to create that sweet warm flavor.
I find that this is a real favorite for a Christmas or holiday tea. Peppermint by itself is a pretty festive flavor at least in terms of the peppermint candies and candy canes that you get around the holidays.
give this one a try and see what you think. It’s not for everybody but a lot of people will enjoy the licorice peppermint tea blend.
Cinnamon And Peppermint Tea
Cinnamon peppermint tea is another incredibly popular peppermint tea blend. The pepper mintiness of the peppermint and the spicy cinnamon really work well together and create a very warm and smooth cup of tea.
This is a peppermint tea blend that works really well around the holidays. Cinnamon and peppermint are too traditional holiday flavors whether you’re talking about Thanksgiving or Christmas and given the warmth of the tea it makes for a wonderful winter to you as well.
CamilTea Organic Peppermint Cinnamon Tea, available on Amazon, is a very nice packaged version of a peppermint cinnamon tea blend.
I always like to make my own, however. It is pretty easy to make but does take about 10-15 minutes to get everything prepared, so a boxed version might be more convenient for you. You can try and use ground cinnamon but I have never had much luck with it. It doesn’t dissolve and I think the flavor is a bit muted.
Easy Cinnamon Peppermint Tea
- 1.5 teaspoons of loose-leaf peppermint or 1 peppermint tea bag
- Boil 2 cinnamon sticks for about 5 minutes to infuse the water
- Cover and steep the peppermint in the cinnamon-infused water for around 5 minutes or to taste
- Add a sweetener if you want and enjoy
Peppermint Tea And Friends
That brings us to the end of our look at these fantastic peppermint tea blends. Time does fly when you are having fun. I love peppermint tea by itself. I try to drink it at least four or five times a week because it is such a warm and refreshing cup of tea. But there’s also room to make these peppermint tea blends that really enhance the flavor of the tea.
These are just a few of the possibilities. You can blend peppermint tea with just about any other type of tea and see for yourself how well it works. Some of them are going to be undrinkable I would imagine but many of them might be pretty good and some of them are going to be absolutely fantastic.
So don’t be afraid to experiment with your peppermint tea. Not only will you get these great flavor combinations but you will reap the benefits of each of the individual ingredients that you put into the tea.
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