The Magic of Mint Teaadmin
The mint tea particularly, is also called Maghrebi, which is most linked with Morocco and has a long history in the country. There are contradictory stories about its foundations, but the most commonly accepted is that it was introduced to Morocco in the mid-19th century by a British merchant. As he was unable to sell what he called “gunpowder tea” in the Baltic region of Northern Europe because ports were closed due to the Crimean War, he stumbled upon Morocco, where it immediately became sought after. The local people over there made it their own by sweetening it and brightening it with fresh mint. You will still often hear it called gunpowder tea today, which gives credibility to this story.
And now a day’s Mint has become an integral part of our day to day life, right from energizing our breath thanks to its freshening, cooling feeling, to adding flavour and taste to our foods and skincare products, toothpaste, and air fresheners. But did you know that the tea which is made from peppermint leaves can be helpful to your health and give therapeutic results?
Mint tea proposes many health, oral, and skin advantages. A cup of this tea every day can help you direct a stress-free, relaxed, and happy life. Before we converse about mint tea benefits, let’s know what it is.
What is Mint tea?
The mint family includes antique plants that are available in 30 different species and has been used in the cooking world for many centuries. Its name comes from Greek word nymph, Menthe.
Mint tea is made from peppermint or spearmint leaves. Peppermint is a fusion of spearmint plant and water mint plant. It is a recurrent plant that has bright green colour leaves.
The custom of drinking this tea has spread widely across the world with peppermint tea widely popular in Europe, where it is appreciated for its digestive property and cooling taste. Spearmint is well-liked in North Africa, especially in Morocco, where it used as a somewhat caffeinated drink.
Let’s know about these two types of mint
Peppermint and spearmint are two types of mint and have many health benefits. Spearmint gets its name from its pointed leaves while peppermint, which is a mixture of spearmint and watermint, has rounded leaves.
Usually, peppermint tea was used to relieve digestion and as a palate cleanser. It has strong menthol content that gives it cooling properties. It is also good at Vitamin C and has minerals including copper, iron, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.
This tea variety has many health benefits with peppermint, though it has a lesser amount of menthol, and so is softer and sweeter in taste.
It is high in antioxidants including vitamin A, vitamin C, and beta-carotene, and also thiamin, vitamin B6, and riboflavin. These antioxidants are mainly what make it valuable to the body.
Try our Blueberry & Mint Tea:
This tea is made up of Dried Apples, Raisin, Dried Blueberries, Mint, Chrysanthemum and Black Tea
Each drop creates a hypnotising effect, as ripples of the moonlight’s reflection spread throughout the cup, settling your heart for a night of relaxation. The deep blue colour of the blueberries reminds you of the essence of moonlight. As you wonder at the flavor of the moonlight tea it’ll take you to a beautiful starry sky where you’ll be able to enjoy that magical moment of stillness.
Let’s talk about the health Benefits of mint tea:
1. May help reduce headaches and migraines.
Research show that peppermint helps relax the muscles and offer relief to painful joints, hence may help with certain types of headaches .These herb contains menthol, which gives a cooling sensation to the body and also enhancing the flow of blood in the body, which lessens pain
The aroma of menthol in mint helps relax the muscles and ease headaches, there is no valid proof to confirm this effect. However, studies suggests that peppermint oil may reduce tension headaches, and migraines.
In the same way peppermint oil is found to help with migraine and headaches, you can gather these benefits by taking it in the form of tea.
2. May help to clear sinuses
Menthol is a natural chemical that is known for its refreshing and icy-hot sensation. For people who suffer from clogged sinuses, the compound fights the problem by calming the inflamed mucous membranes in the throat and sinuses.
Peppermint also has antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. For this reason, the tea may help fight clogged sinuses and allergies .
3. It soothes stomach upsets
Stomach issues, such as motion sickness, constipation, and IBS, are common nowadays. But not anymore because of the menthol present in peppermint. This chemical soothes the stomach, which aids in relieving digestion process.
4. Helps to improve oral health
Mint-flavored chewing gum helps to mask bad breath in many people. If you have a problem with bad breath, experts suggest that mint can be a solution for a few hours. The best thing is that it not only overcomes bad breath but also kills the bacteria or other complexes causing bad breath.
On the other hand, taking peppermint tea or chewing on fresh leaves offers a fresher breath. Research suggests that its antibacterial properties may help reduce the bacteria that lead to plaque disease.
So do not forget to have Blueberry & Mint Tea at least twice a day.