Whittard Peppermint Tea Review

whittard peppermint tea review

Another herbal tea this Monday! Whittard Peppermint tea is a simple, pure herbal tea. Like T2, Twinings, and countless other tea brands, Whittard have a pure peppermint infusion in their regular line up. Available as loose leaf or tea bags (I’m reviewing the latter), it’s a popular blend to drink after dinner.

Peppermint tea also has some potential health benefits that I’ll explore in more detail below, along with my tasting notes and brewing method. The best place to buy this tea is from Whittard directly, but you can sometimes find it on Amazon too.

Whittard Peppermint Tea at a Glance

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  • Ingredient: Peppermint leaves
  • Flavour: Woody, herbal peppermint with long-lasting freshness

This is a simple peppermint tea, although I found the menthol to actually be quite low. Herbaceous, woodsy notes permeate through the minty flavours for a slightly more complex – and interesting – tea.

whittard peppermint teabags

Full Review – Whittard of Chelsea Peppermint Infusion

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  • Type: Tagged paper filter teabag
  • Tea: Peppermint
  • Health Benefits: Improve memory, treat IBS, freshen breath
  • Flavour Notes: Peppermint, woodsy, herbal, greenness, menthol
  • Aroma: Musty, herbaceous, peppermint, light menthol, sweet
  • Milk or Lemon: Honey, if desired
  • Where to Buy: Whittard or Amazon

Ripping open the paper teabag wrapper, this tea has a slightly musty aroma. It’s herbaceous, rather than exclusively minty, with only light menthol. This is the kind of aroma you’d expect from spearmint, not necessarily a pure peppermint tea.

Once brewed into a dark hickory brown colour, the aroma brightens intensely. It’s sweet with pronounced menthol notes tickling your nose. A classic, for sure!

Taking that first sip, the flavour is strong but not minty. Huh? Ah, there’s the mint… it’s hidden in the aftertaste. Woody, herbal notes dominate the body of this tea, giving it an almost medicinal vibe, with menthol sweeping in as you swallow.

Mint notes chase you long after finishing this tea – it’s truly refreshing, if you give it a chance.

The texture is thick yet smooth and the overall sensation I get from this tea is bright yet comforting. I definitely recommend this herbal tea.

How to Brew Peppermint Infusions

Draw fresh water from the tap to boil in your kettle – using fresh water ensures you get the best flavour. Whittard Peppermint tea can be brewed in boiling water (100°C) so don’t worry about getting an exact temperature.

Brew for three minutes, take a sip, and decide whether you should give it another minute or two. Three to five minutes is the recommended brew time by Whittard, and it’s pretty spot-on.

As this peppermint tea is quite low in sweetness and menthol, feel free to add some sugar or honey if you have a sweet tooth.

Drink Whittard Peppermint tea after a meal or in the evenings – it’s caffeine free.

Why Whittard Herbal Tea?

Whittard are a well-known tea brand in the UK, with shops on every high-street. Their teas aren’t usually certified organic, however you can buy the organic version of their peppermint tea! I’ve linked to it above and below. You can also find the standard version (which I have reviewed for the blog) on Amazon.

Always opt for Whittard loose leaf version, if you have the equipment for it – these astrology tea flasks are ideal. Loose leaf tends to be a higher quality. Unfortunately, you cannot really re-steep herbal teas like you can with traditional tea from the Camellia sinensis plant.

Whittard Peppermint Tea Health Benefits

Peppermint has numerous health benefits, but usually you need to consume a concentrated dose of peppermint to feel any of the effects. Nonetheless, there are some subtle effects that you may feel after consuming a cup of Whittard Peppermint tea:

  • Fresh breath – the menthol naturally freshens your breath, just like chewing gum. Peppermint also has antibacterial properties.
  • Improved memory and alertness – a study that looked at the effects of a cup of peppermint tea (not concentrated peppermint or peppermint extract) found that it could boost memory and alertness.
  • Soothe IBS symptoms – one study found that peppermint oil can soothe the symptoms of IBS, including abdominal pain.

Read my guide to peppermint tea to learn more and find the studies I mentioned. Always take these health benefits with a generous pinch of salt – a cup of tea isn’t going to cure any problem. Best case scenario? It eases some symptoms.

Talk to your doctor before using any herbal remedies to treat ailments. Seriously.


This is a good peppermint tea, it’s simple and pure: no added flavouring or sweeteners. The teabags are easy to brew, but the loose leaf tends to produce a better flavour. You can find both versions on Whittard of Chelsea’s official website, using the button below. If you want to shop on Amazon instead, find the link in my main tea review above.

ceramic teapot warmers

Tea-Ware Recommendation

If you want to brew up a whole pot of Whittard Peppermint tea, use a teapot! Even if you’re sipping tea alone, you can use one of my ingenious tealight teapot warmers. It’s powered by a tiny candle, which only adds to the cosy atmosphere. Oh, and there’s free delivery on all UK orders from our shop!

Isobel Moore

Isobel Moore is a quiet, quirky and creative “human bean” whose favourite pastime is curling up with a cuppa and a good book.

Over the past 5 years, her tea reviews at Immortal Wordsmith have helped thousands of readers choose vibrant tea blends and single origin selections from fine, organic, and responsible tea companies.

As a professional content writer with a qualification in digital marketing, Isobel has worked with market-leading tea brands around the globe to develop their content marketing campaigns and gain exposure. Her professional portfolio can be found on Upwork.

Besides a deep-rooted passion for tea, Isobel writes on topics ranging from food and travel to wellness and literature.

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