Fresh Mint tea, tasty and good for Hay fever and Tummy cramps

Wednesday, May 23

On Sunday morning I did one of my favourite things and went for breakfast at Tom's Kitchen in Chelsea, with Jen, Sam and Nik.

Nik and I

After a delicious -not so healthy breakfast- of crisp belgian waffles, cinnamon cream and apples:)

 I ordered their fresh Mint Tea.

I love the green colour

Boiling water with fresh mint leaves in the teapot

It was delicious and it definitely felt like it helped compensate on the health front for the waffles.

Peppermint Tea Recipe:
4-5 stalks of fresh mint, with stems
4 cups boiling water
sugar or honey as desired

1) Boil water
2) Preheat a tea pot with warm tap water whilst the kettle boils
3) Roll the mint between your palms until it is slightly crushed.
4) Empty the warm water from the tea pot, and place the mint leaves in the pot.
5) Pour the boiling water  into the tea pot over the mint leaves, and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
6) Pour, add sugar or honey if preferred, and enjoy!

The Benefits of Mint:
From The Encyclopaedia of Healing Foods.

Relieves spasm of the gastrointestinal tract and wind. 
Contains perillyl alcohol which has been shown to inhibit the growth or formation of cancer.
Contains rosmarinic acid, which is a powerful antioxidant, and has been shown to reduce the symptoms of hayfever.

Happy Mint Tea Drinking

try this here too for a different variation of mint tea

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