This tea is a wonderful mood-booster and helps to calm the stomach. The recommended steep time is three minutes, and with even three minutes the tea can be on the strong side. I prefer a bit of a zing in my mouth, so let the tea steep for five minutes or more adding a bit of honey keeps the tea from being bitter, but does not change the strength.
With a recorded history in China dating from the 4th century B.C., Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has been used extensively throughout the centuries for both culinary and health purposes. The name Ginger is derived from the Sanskrit “gringa” or horn and “vera” meaning body, in reference to the shape of the root. Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a universally-loved and widely-used flavoring.
Health interest in mints dates from the first century A.D. when it was recorded by the Roman naturalist Pliny. Peppermint`s value comes from the mint`s volatile oil, which contains menthol, and is added to many formulas for its beneficial properties. Combined, Ginger and Peppermint make a refreshing tea.Caffeine Free 24 Tea Bags Ingredients: Ginger root, peppermint leaves