Marvellous Mint Teas

Marvellous Mint Teas

Mint Tea is probably one of the world’s favourite herbal teas. It’s enlivening, refreshing and aromatic, and a wonder in aiding digestion. Like all herbal teas, mint is naturally caffeine-free, and our range of mint teas is 100% pure-leaf with nothing added. We really do believe that mint tea, whether peppermint, spearmint or a minty infusion, are truly marvellous. Mint is a wonder-herb that works well in many infusions and tisanes that is delightfully peppy and thoroughly enjoyable. With added health benefits, the mighty mint is a truly versatile herb suited perfectly for culinary and aromatherapy purposes.


Minty Myths & History

There are many myths surrounding mint tea. One of our favourites is in Greek Mythology. According to legend, the God Pluto was caught in the arms of a nymph called Menthe, by his wife. Driven by jealousy, Pluto’s wife turned Menthe into a plant. Pluto did not intervene, but in memory of the beautiful Nymph, he gave the plant an attractive minty scent. Mythology aside, mint has been found in Egyptian tombs dating as far back as 1000 BC. During the Middle-Ages, mint was scattered to disguise bad smells in the home and beyond. The Greeks used it to clean their tables, and in baths to stimulate the senses. The Romans added mint to food to aid digestions and to help with oral hygiene. There are over thirty mint plant varieties, and they’re all appreciated for their aroma and high content of essential oil. Mint is said to improve breathing and soothe cramps within the digestive system. Mint also contains Vitamins A and C, and a collection of minerals to boost health. The fresh or dried leaves need to be brewed with boiled water and infused for around 8 - 10 minutes to get the full taste and benefits.


Moroccan Mint Tea

In North Africa and the Middle-East mint is undoubtedly one of the most favourite beverages. ‘Proper’ Moroccan Tea is prepared with green tea, fresh spearmint leaves and blocks of sugar, which is famous for its strength, flavour and potency. Drunk ceremonially, and traditionally-prepared by the male patriarch of the family, it is a sign of hospitality to guests, friends and family members. With the sugar and spearmint added to the teapot itself, the brewed and sweetened tea is the elaborately poured into decorative glasses at a substantial height to gently aerate the infusion. Although ‘Moroccan Tea’ is considered a mint tea, and it does begin with strong green tea and lots of spearmint. 

Here’s our recipe which can be tweaked to taste, but sugar will play a considerable part in that because of the richness of the strong Gunpowder green tea.


Make Your own Moroccan Tea 

  • Boil (filtered) cold water
  • Place 1 teaspoon per person of Green Oasis Gunpowder green tea in a teapot
  • Pour over some freshly boiled water – swirl gently and discard the water retaining the tea – this process wakes up the tea!
  • Using the remaining boiled water, pour over the wet leaves
  • Steep the tea for 2 minutes
  • Add a handful of sprigs of fresh spearmint or dried peppermint to the pot
  • Add at least 3-4 teaspoons of granulated sugar into the teapot and stir
  • Allow the brew to infuse for 3-4 more minutes
  • Pour from a height (take care not to scald you or your friends!) into heat-proof glasses
  • Enjoy the bold, sweet flavours


We have a hand-picked selection of pure mint and mint infusions to enliven the taste buds! Give our Marvellous Mint teas a go!


1. Peppermint Organic Tea

Our classic Organic Peppermint Tea is a refreshing and thirst-quenching natural herbal tea. A soothing and invigorating minty infusion with a touch of natural spice and a hint of sweetness. There are many wild growing mint varieties in Europe, whereas only the peppermint is specifically grown for our teas. This cool tea is excellent after meals or when you need a little aromatic boost. The Peppermint brew is delicious served hot or cold. 

Ideal brewing time – 8-10 mins

Our customers say: "I am delighted with this tea which has a refreshing, bright flavour and is good value for money."



2. Nana Mint (Spearmint) Organic Tea

Our Nana Mint is a Spearmint infusion of pure aromatic leaves containing natural essential oils. In Arabic, na'na' means mint, and is also known as Moroccan Mint. Our Spearmint has large leaves and is a distinctively sweet-scented mint plant that tastes a little zingy and refreshing.

Ideal brewing time – 8-10 mins

Our customers say: "LOVED this tea! I've always liked Moroccan mint tea but was never able to find one that did not taste like toothpaste. This is my go-to whenever I need a pick-me-up during the day. Highly recommend!"



3. Teavelope Peppermint Tea Bags

Our signature Teavelope Peppermint tea bags ensure a soothing, pleasant and refreshing tea. The pure herbal tea is easy to drink and packed full of freshness with natural menthol. Each tea bag is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness.

Ideal brewing time - 5-8 min

Our customers say: “By far the best Peppermint Tea I have found - no other mint tea can match it for its flavour and refreshing elements."



4. Mint & Lemongrass Tea

Our Mint & Lemongrass Tea is a blend of pure peppermint and lemongrass. It’s tangy, fresh and enlivening and reminiscent of far eastern travels and sun-kissed lands. An excellent tea for daydreaming!

Ideal brewing time – 8-10 mins

Our customers say: “This tea is just lovely!”



5. Nettle, Balm and Mint Tea

Our Nettle, Balm & Mint Tea is an expertly blended infusion of organic herbs. Soothing nettle leaves, dragonhead balm, apple-mint, dandelion petals, birch leaves, marigold leaves and cornflower petals all create a delightful herbal tea that’s hard to beat!

Ideal brewing time - 5-8 min

Our customers say: "Just lovely. I was advised to try nettle tea to help my arthritis. This one is especially nice, being combined with the mint and dragon balm."



6. Magic Herbs Tea

Our Magic Herbs Tea is a herbal infusion of special herbs that creates a delicious and harmonious tea. Containing nettle leaves, apple pieces, peppermint, rosehip, liquorice root, hemp, mallow flowers and blue cornflower blossoms.

Ideal brewing time - 5-8 min

Our customers say: "Magic Herbs tea is lovely and a great addition to relaxation. I would highly recommend."



7. Joy of Tea ‘Mint & Fresh’ Tea Bags

Our Mint & Fresh tea bags are a delightful herbal blend that created a tangy, fresh and pure tea. With the refreshing combination of peppermint and lemongrass, this herbal tea is naturally caffeine-free. The real-leaf tea comes in an innovative teabag design that provides all the space the leaves need to unfurl and deliver flavour. Each teabag has an innovative clip to hold it in place on your cup or mug while brewing and is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness.

Ideal brewing time 5-8 mins

Our customers say: "My wife's favourite tea!"



8. Green Oasis Tea

Our Organic Green Oasis tea is a superb blend of Gunpowder green tea and organic spearmint. The bold and tangy gunpowder is teamed with the soothing and refreshing mint to balance the daring nature of the gunpowder green tea. A tea for lovers of big flavours, this bold tea is inspired by Moroccan tea, drunk by millions of people worldwide. The tea can be sweetened, or not, and it is as stimulating as it is soothing and ultimately aromatic.

Ideal brewing time 3-4 mins

Our customers say: "This is the best green tea I've tasted! Combined with the Moroccan spearmint, it makes a light and refreshing drink."


Posted by cup of tea admin
6th May 2020

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