A simple cup of peppermint tea can make all the difference to your day… if it’s a good cup. Taylors of Harrogate Organic Peppermint Tea is on the agenda for this tea review, so let’s see if it is any good. Made with organic peppermint leaves, it comes in teabag format and you can purchase boxes of it easily online.
If you are in the UK, you may also be able to find this tea at the supermarket along with another Taylors of Harrogate’s creations: Yorkshire Tea. Many people don’t realise they are from the same brand!
But I digress. Let’s take a closer look at the flavour, aroma, brewing method and ingredients of Taylors of Harrogate Organic Peppermint Tea.
Taylors of Harrogate Peppermint Tea at a Glance
- Ingredients: Organic peppermint leaves
- Flavour: Strong peppermint with good menthol and a lemony citrus herby note
This simple peppermint tea has one of the freshest flavours. It is high in menthol and low in that herbaceous note which some dry, musty peppermint teas can sometimes have. Definitely a keeper!
Full Review – Organic Peppermint Infusion Teabags
- Type: Tagged paper filter teabag
- Tea: Organic peppermint leaves
- Health Benefits: Soothe IBS, aid digestion
- Flavour Notes: Herbaceous, lemony citrus, strong menthol, fresh
- Aroma: Sweet toothpaste, fresh, bright, vibrant
- Milk or Lemon: Lemon and/or sweetener to taste
- Where to Buy: Amazon or UK supermarkets
Fresh peppermint tea is a verdant infusion of peppermint leaves and hot water – it’s quite difficult to replicate that flavour with teabags or loose leaf tea, as the peppermint takes on a herbaceous note once dried. But Taylors of Harrogate Organic Peppermint Tea has managed to accomplish it! The aroma from the dried teabag is toothpaste-sweet with fresh and bright notes.
Once brewed, it becomes a typical rich dark brown tea colour. Peppermint tea naturally looks like this – if you receive a bright green cup of tea, that’s usually a sign of artificial flavouring and colourings.
The aroma is hot and bright, fresh and vibrant, just as it should be. The flavour follows suit. First, it’s a little herbaceous and almost lemony with a citrus tinge. Then the menthol pops up. With every sip you take, the menthol grows and refreshes your mouth with minty deliciousness.
I also think you’ll enjoy the texture, which is slick and slightly thicker than water. It makes for a very relaxing evening brew.
How to Brew Peppermint Teabags
Brewing peppermint tea is very simple, whether you opt for this Taylors of Harrogate brew or a trusty cup of Clipper Peppermint Tea. Place 1 teabag in a mug or cup, pour over boiling water, and let it steep for 4 to 5 minutes. For this review, I used 1 teabag in 250ml of boiling water for exactly 4 minutes, but you really don’t need to be so precise.
Just boil the kettle, let the teabag steep while you dig around for a packet of biscuits, then remove it before you sip. You can adjust the brew time – longer or shorter – depending on your personal tastes. Taylors of Harrogate also recommend trying a little honey with their Organic Peppermint Tea.
You could also have this tea iced, with some fresh mint leaves and lemon slices. Flavours tend to lose their sweetness as they cool down, so if you have a sweet tooth you can dial up the honey.
Why Buy Taylors of Harrogate Tea?
Taylors of Harrogate are a British tea brand that are somewhere in the middle of the market. They don’t provide the finest quality loose leaf teas, but they aren’t stuffing tiny teabags with twigs and fannings either.
As you can see from my photos of Taylors of Harrogate Peppermint Tea, the teabag is incredibly generous. A large teabag allows the leaves to flow more freely as they are brewing, which enhances the flavour somewhat. This also means that you can brew quite a large mug of tea without needing two or three teabags stuffed in there.
I always tell my readers to take ‘health benefits’ with a generous pinch of salt. Limited scientific studies with strict controls and small sample groups cannot predict results for the masses. That being said, there’s no denying that herbal infusions can make a difference to some symptoms.
What I’m really trying to say is that that peppermint tea isn’t going to cure anything except bad breath!
However, regular consumption could help with digestion, bloating and IBS. For this reason, peppermint tea is a popular choice for an after-dinner drink. As it is caffeine-free, you can consume it any time of day or night too. I have a guide to peppermint tea explaining the benefits in more detail.
Ultimately, this tea is excellent. It has a freshness and vibrancy that most teabags cannot achieve, and although it’s not quite as good as fresh peppermint tea, Taylors of Harrogate Organic Peppermint tea is still one of the best.
I have found this tea available on Amazon internationally, which is often the best choice for delivery options. However, if you reside in the UK, you may also be able to find it in your local supermarket. Taylors of Harrogate are also a popular choice for B&Bs and good quality hotels across the country.
Rather than recommending a tea, I’d like to recommend something for you to read as you sip your next cuppa. At Immortal Wordsmith, we write reviews, articles and opinion pieces on a wide range of topics. So, give our exploration of Grace Darling and SS Forfarshire a read next.