With a hankering for a good cup of tea and discovering that it was far too late to have a caffeinated drink, I reached a hand into my box of Bion herbal teas and this is what I pulled out.
Bion Peppermint Tea is simple. But that’s not a bad thing. If there’s one lesson I’ve learnt from endlessly binge-watching The Great British Bake Off, it’s that something simple executed to a high level of excellency is always better than something complicated and extravagant that ends up turning it out as a mess.
This is my full review of Bion Organic Peppermint tea, with a few tips on how to brew it and where you can buy it.
Organic Peppermint Tea at a Glance
When a simple, classic tea is done right, it’s absolutely amazing. With organic peppermint, the perfect amount per tea pyramid, and awesome freshness, Bion have created a beautiful herbal tea.
Full Review – Bion Organic Herb Company Peppermint
- Type: Tagged biodegradable pyramid tea sachet
- Ingredients: Peppermint
- Health Benefits: Reduce stress, bad breath, poor digestion
- Flavour Notes: Peppermint, natural sweetness, woody
- Aroma: Menthol, peppermint, strong, fresh, slightly earthy
- Milk or Lemon: Lemon, if desired
- Where to Buy: Amazon
Thanks to the plastic packaging (more on that below), this peppermint tea was preserved perfectly. It hits me smack in the face with strong, fresh menthol as soon as I snip open the packet. It’s classic peppermint: bright, sharp and slightly sweet. There’s also a slightly earthy note too, which works well with the minty notes and adds some depth.
I brewed it according to instructions into a warm yellow tea with a tinge of green. It’s the same colour I’ve observed for all the peppermint teas I’ve reviewed, regardless of their quality, so you can’t use the colour of the tea to judge anything.
The menthol has melted a little as it brewed and although the aroma is still very strong, it has less bite.
The flavour is minty, naturally sweet and slightly woody. There’s not much else to say but ahhhh, that’s a good cup of peppermint tea. Smooth and refreshing to the last drop.
How to Brew Peppermint Tea
Instructions for this tea are spot-on for my tastes, but you could certainly brew for longer. Add 1 biodegradable peppermint tea bag into your cup, pour over freshly boiling water and wait for 3 minutes.
You could add some lemon if you wanted to add an extra flavour, but it doesn’t need it. Bion Peppermint tea is refreshing and somehow complete, even though there’s only 1 herb in the teabag.
For me, this is a morning tea I can safely drink after brushing my teeth.
Why Bion Organic Herb Company?
I’ll cut to the chase. I considered Bion Organic Herb Company to bulk out my herbal tea shelf because they’re organic, priced well and I know from experience that they’re fresh and high-quality.
Now that we’re leaving the EU (don’t worry, we’re not getting political here) you might find the price sneaks up a little bit, but not by much. And I would encourage you to keep looking for the EU green leaf organic symbol on tea products, even after we’ve left the EU. Organic matters!
As for the peppermint leaves, they appear to be evenly chopped to create a smooth infusion and I didn’t notice any tea dust lingering in my cup. Full marks here.
Peppermint Tea Health Benefits
Besides freshening up your breath after a hearty meal, peppermint is great for relaxing you and even soothing away anxiety. Because I always associate peppermint with toothpaste, and I brush my teeth just before I go to bed, I find a peppermint tea can even make me feel a little sleepy through the association.
Peppermint tea is also known to be good for soothing your stomach and aiding digestion, much like ginger. Although, I don’t recommend blending ginger and peppermint into the same tea. Read more about peppermint tea health benefits at NDTV Food.
I have no hesitation in recommending the entire Bion tea set to you. You can find it on Amazon and it’s just fantastic to have in the cupboard for when you’re feeling herby! Check it out for yourself using the button below.
If herbal teas with a bit of oomph when it comes to flavour are your thing, you should check out my review of Pure Leaf Ginger with Orange Blossom next. It has that floral delicacy and orange tang with one hell of a fiery ginger kick!