Delightfully Soothing and Refreshing Peppermint Chamomile Tea Recipe

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. 

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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. 

A Simple Peppermint Chamomile Tea Recipe

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. 

You'll need...

  • 1 teabag of each tea type, or 1 heaping teaspoon each loose-leaf chamomile tea and fresh, blemish-free peppermint leaves
  • 8 oz. (about 250 ml) fresh, delicious water, brought just to the boil
  • Optional - a bit of honey is a lovely addition to this tea

To make the tea...

  1. If you're using fresh peppermint leaves, rinse them well and then crush them slightly with your hands, the back of a spoon, or a mortar and pestle (this helps to release the beautiful aroma and beneficial oils). 
  2. Add the teabag or loose-leaf tea to a favorite cup or mug. (For loose-leaf tea, an infuser or infuser mug is very convenient.)
  3. Cool the just-boiled water slightly (herbal teas are best steeped in hot - not boiling - water), and then add to the cup.
  4. Cover and steep the peppermint chamomile tea for 5 to 10 minutes (longer steeping times tend to bring out the best flavor and fullest benefits of herbal teas).
  5. Remove the teabag or loose tea leaves from the cup.

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. 

Other sleep-friendly herbal teas you may appreciate and enjoy include Rooibos tea and yerba mate

Peppermint Chamomile Tea Recipe | The Tea Talk

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? 

Tea baths are another very effective and enjoyable way to help the body and mind unwind after a long, busy day. You'll find some wonderful tea bath recipes here

If you've found a perfect tea or tea blend that helps with healthy sleep, we'd love to hear about it! Please visit our tea community on Facebook to share your tea story and comments. And, you can see what others are saying about chamomile tea benefits here (and please feel free to share your own experience with chamomile tea). 

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