- 1 teaspoon chamomile flowers
- 1 teaspoon peppermint leaves
- 1 cup (240 ml) boiling water
- Add the chamomile and peppermint to a tea pot or mug and pour in the boiling water.
- Infuse for 4-5 minutes, remove the herbs and drink.
I drink tea pretty much every single day of my life, and while I love good black tea with a dose of coconut milk the most, I do often also enjoy a good no-caffeine herbal tea.
Mint tea has been one of my favorite herbal teas for a while, and I especially like making it with fresh mint leaves.
But this tea adds in fresh chamomile flowers in addition to mint leaves to make it a relaxing as well as refreshing herbal tea.
Which type of chamomile flower to buy?
Most of the chamomile flowers used for tea comes from the German varietal of chamomile (Matricaria recutita). This is now grown across the world so many of the flowers you buy will be labeled Egyptian chamomile, but it’s the German varietal just grown in Egypt.
For mint leaves, you can use a variety of them – peppermint is the most common but you can use others.
For a delicious cup of chamomile mint tea, add a few flowers into your cup with some mint leaves. The amount you add is really quite specific to your own tastes, the herbs you buy, and how much water you add. I suggest starting with 1 teaspoon of each and seeing how that works for you.
Pour in boiling water, let it infuse for 4-5 minutes, and then enjoy (you can remove the flowers and leaves before drinking). Breathe in the beautiful aromas and drink.
This tea is quite delicious by itself, but if you’re interested, it also has some potential health benefits.
Chamomile is said to soothe stomach aches and to help you get to sleep. And peppermint is also said to be great for digestive troubles. (While there are some properties of both plants that could be beneficial to your health, it’s also good to remember that they’re not a substitute for actually eating a healthy diet and living a healthy lifestyle.)