Mint tea is a term that can mean Peppermint, Spearmint or a combination of mints. Leaves can be fresh from the garden, or dried in a teabag.
When you ask for "Mint Tea" at most restaurants or cafes, you usually are served peppermint tea (dried tea bag) in a pot. However, depending on the season there is a choice of fresh mint leaves (usually spearmint). These have subtle differences in taste, but still share many of the same health benefits. The term "Mint Tea" can also mean a blend of the two. Regardless, it is a herbal tea that is caffeine free. It can be drank any time during the day or late at night. I find it the most soothing after a large meal.
Moroccan Mint tea is also very popular. This is usually a mix between Spearmint and Green tea. This does have caffeine, so it's best not to drink this late at night.
Field Mint also has many of the same health benefits as Peppermint and Spearmint.
***If you have silent reflux / laryngopharengeal reflux (LPR) this may relax your sphincter and is best to avoid it.
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