Bay Leaf & Applemint Tea | Herbal Teas


Do you like herbal teas?
Interested in making your own from your own home grown herbs? 

I've been researching herbs and herbal teas for a while now and I've found so many combinations that i want to try. I often drink mint leaf tea, particularly applemint as it is on hand in my little garden but i hadn't ventured into using other herbs in teas until recently. 

That was until I got myself a bay tree, or rather a bay plant that I've since separated into two and will hopefully be able to separate further in the future if it grows nice and strong. 

I've been taking leaf clippings from it since i got it and drying them to use in cooking but i read about bay leaf tea and thought i would give it a go. Rather than having just bay leaf though i have combined it with Applemint which I know I already like. 

I put two freshly cut bay leaves and 6 freshly cut apple mint leaves into my herbal teapot and added boiling water, after around 4 mins it was cool enough to pour and drink. 

I really love the refreshing taste, it smells good too.  

According to my research there are a number of medicinal benefits to drinking these leaves in tea: 

Bay Leaf: 

''Bay leaf tea is a great to sip on before you eat because it stimulates and supports the digestive system'' - Source here. 

 ''Bay leaves are a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Also regular inclusion of bay leaves in meals promotes general health.'' - source here 


''Mint tea may improve energy levels and reduce daytime fatigue''. - source here

''Rich in Nutrients'' - source here

Those are just a few of the benefits that I found mentioned in a number of studies and articles, there are many others. If you are interested i would highly recommend reading some of these books about herbs and the benefit of herbs.

Books about herbs 

Do you drink herbal tea? What combinations are your favourite? 


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