- Cooking Time: 5
- Servings: 1
- Preparation Time: 0
- 1 cup heated water
- 2-4 chocolate peppermint leaves
- 2-4 Stevia leaves (or liquid drops, to taste)
- 1. Roll the leaves between your fingers to crush them, and release the oils inside.
- 2. Place in cup and pour warmed water over.
- 3. Leaves will brown, but let them sit for 5 minutes or so to flavor the water.
- 4. Strain out leaves if desired.
NotesWe grow "chocolate peppermint" plants on our porch, and it is such a fun, unique flavor! If you can find a nursery that sells the stuff, I highly recommend it! But even if you can only find standard peppermint, making tea from it is quite nice.
Peppermint oil has long been thought of as a tummy soother – helping with nausea, indigestion, IBS, and other such ailments. It also may be a cancer fighter! In animal studies, it stopped the growth of pancreatic, mammary, and liver tumors! Peppermint oil is also a natural anti-microbial, killing off nasty bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori (which may cause stomach ulcers), Salmonella, E. coli, and the “super bug” methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)!
And, take a big breath of fresh air, because peppermint oil can help your respiratory system!