Black Tea with Mint
Updated: Mar. 13, 2014
About Black Tea with MintBlack tea with mint is a common form of flavored tea.
The mint can be dried and mixed with the tea leaves before brewing, and many teas are packaged and sold in this form. Alternatively, the essential oil of the mint can be used to flavor the tea leaves before packaging. Or, either dried or fresh mint leaves can be mixed with the tea at the time of brewing.
Because black tea and mint tea are usually both brewed with water near the boiling point, mint and black tea are easier to brew together than blends of mint with more delicate green teas.
Many varieties of mint exist; the most popular to use is spearmint, although other popular mints used include apple mint, peppermint, and orange mint.
Health benefits of blending black tea with mint:Tea is known to inhibit iron absorption; mint, however, enhances iron absorption and can offset the inhibitory effect of the tea.
1. F. Zaida et. al., Iron Availability and Consumption of Tea, Vervain and Mint during Weaning in Morocco, Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, Vol. 50, No. 3, 2006.
Best Black Tea with Mint
The notion of the "best" Black Tea with Mint is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.