How To Brew Homemade Fresh Mint Tea Leaves by InstaCuppa
Mint tea is a refreshing way to boost your immune system.
When was the last time you had a cup of mint tea? If you can’t remember, you should do it more often. Contrary to popular belief, peppermint and other herbs in the mentha family aren’t just for tummy trouble. These plants boast various therapeutic properties, from stress relief and better digestive health to a stronger immune system.
Mint is highly valued for its refreshing flavor and cooling effect. These properties are due to the essential oils in its leaves, such as menthol. The tea and oil made from this plant benefit those with irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, tension headaches, kidney stones, common cold, and more.
The menthol in fresh mint tea helps relieve digestive distress by relaxing the stomach muscles. At the same time, it reduces bloating and inflammation in the GI tract, stimulates the production of gastric acid, and eases stomach pain.
This compound also acts as a decongestant. Upon ingestion, menthol helps break down mucus and relieves nasal congestion. Furthermore, it soothes a sore throat and speeds up healing from flu and common cold.
If you’re low on energy, mint tea is your best choice. This healthful concoction reduces daytime fatigue and sleepiness while energizing your body. In a study, subjects who took peppermint oil capsules during a cognitive test reported less fatigue. The tea is even more effective, especially when consumed regularly.
But what’s the best way to brew fresh mint tea leaves at home? After all, there are hundreds of recipes available. If you’re looking for a simple, convenient way to make this beverage at home or on the go, follow these steps. All you need is the InstaCuppa Travel French Press, honey, fresh mint, and water.
Travel French Press
- Take off the cover lid plunger.
- Drop the mint leaves one by one.
- Add hot water.
- Put 1 tbsp. of honey as sweetener.
- Make sure the plunger is not pressed down.
- Put the cover lid back.
- Let the mint brew for at least 4 minutes then press the plunger down!
- Enjoy your hot brew fresh mint tea!
It’s really simple, isn’t it? If you’re on a diet or trying to cut calories, swap honey for stevia or other sweeteners. The tea itself has only two calories per serving, so it fits into any diet. Enjoy it day or night, at school, at the gym, or in your car. Its benefits are immediate.
This beverage has been used since ancient times for its healing properties. It’s a safe, natural cure for digestive problems, bad breath, nausea, heartburn, and even PMS. Drink tea hot or cold – you’ll feel better within minutes! Add other herbs like lavender and chamomile to the mix for extra flavor and nutrition.