Looking for a new night-time tea? Try this peppermint chamomile tea recipe for an herbal tea that is flavorful, refreshing, and incredibly sleep-friendly.
While chamomile tea has a well-earned reputation as a natural, effective way to promote healthy sleep, not everyone enjoys the aroma and taste of chamomile tea "as is." If you're looking for a sleep-friendly tea that provides chamomile's benefits for sleep plus some additional flavor, sweetness, and wellness benefits, you may love this peppermint chamomile tea recipe.
Many of us are familiar with how chamomile tea can support a dream-free, good night's sleep. Peppermint tea is also known for encouraging sound sleep by helping to quiet a troubled or busy mind, promote positive feelings, and encourage the body to relax (learn more here about beneficial peppermint tea).
Oh-so-simple to make, full of flavor, beautifully calming, this blended herbal tea may become a favorite after-dinner or evening tea to promote a peaceful, restful sleep.
Quick and easy to make with teabags, loose-leaf tea, and even fresh peppermint, this satisfying herbal tea combines a cool burst of peppermint with the earthy flavor of chamomile. And, of course, this recipe is just a guideline, so feel free to adjust the proportions to suite your taste buds.
Now, add a dollop of organic honey, if you'd like, and then enjoy the delicious peppermint chamomile tea. As you sip away, remember to inhale deeply to enjoy the aromatherapy goodness of this healthful tea, too.
Peppermint and chamomile flavors and aromas complement each other beautifully, and combining the benefits of these two favorite herbal teas - chamomile tea and peppermint tea - in this peppermint chamomile tea recipe can aid in bringing relief from occasional restless or troubled sleep and be good for us in so many other ways, too.
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Once you've begun experimenting with different tea blends, there's no end to the delightful combinations you'll discover. For example, why not also add some Rooibos or hibiscus tea to this peppermint chamomile tea recipe?
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