Stash Peppermint Tea is one of the very few “Cadillacs” of peppermint tea. Everything from the artwork, thick paperboard container, and thick foil individually wrapped teabags, on down to the actual taste of the peppermint itself, this product is nearly perfect, particularly for those wishing to limit caffeine intake. No caffeine here. It smells pleasantly but assertively of pure peppermint; an aroma that by no means belies its perfectly natural and one hundred percent pure formulation. No nasty aftertaste either; just a delicious, breath-freshening tang. A great tea to drink after meals, it can head off stomach upset as well as increase your overall satisfaction with the meal just eaten. This tea can be consumed as frequently as water without noticeable side effects; unless of course, you’re allergic to peppermint. It’s great either served hot or over ice, and will not cause heartburn or other problems with digestion.
Benefits, Advantages, Pros, and Features
- All natural, gluten free, sugar free, and caffeine free.
- No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
- No side effects. You can drink this peppermint herbal tea with reckless abandon, so long as you can afford to. No withdrawal symptoms.
- Stash tea bags are individually wrapped for freshness in a notably thick foil; so tightly in fact, that no peppermint aroma can be perceived in or around the box; at least, not until you tear open one of these airtight tea pouches.
- This mint tea keeps for years without its delicate flavors diminishing or changing at all. Very carefully packed.
- Easy to spot in stores, with it’s deep green colors and artwork on the box.
- No nasty aftertaste, and does freshen the breath. Whatever aftertaste it offers, is always pleasant.
- The lack of that so-often-found bitterness in other teas, distinguishes this Stash herbal tea from other herbal flavors, and keeps it in line with other peppermint teas.
- Rivals similar products from Bigelow and Twinings.
- Stash peppermint tea works well as an appetite reducer during diets. So this tea can facilitate weight loss, though its thermo genic properties are limited being that no caffeine is found herein.
- This mint tea product sweetens up very well with small amounts of stevia. Or, agave nectar and honey produce a pleasant and unique flavor combination too. The very strong peppermint flavor is not so easily masked. So apply those with confidence to a cup of this mint tea.
- Makes a great-tasting base for peppermint flavored cocoa. Instead of making cocoa with hot water, try using a pot of hot Stash Peppermint Tea! It’s truly delicious.
- Stash secures the best sources of peppermint; from the state of Oregon and the Northwest. Distance do not keep them from bringing the best-tasting mint to your cup.
- The box includes a “best if used by” date, that is three years out from date I bought my box.
- Peppermint is a stress reducer. Not sure why. Perhaps I have fond memories associated with peppermint, when my grandfather would give me peppermint Life Savers. But whatever the reason, this drink can be as effective as a glass of red wine, at chasing the day’s aggravations away.
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- This is a premium product. So its price is a bit higher than similar offerings from other producers.
- At $2.18 for twenty tea bags, Bigelow mint green tea is a bit higher per serving than the one-hundred bags of Prince of Peace Premium Green Tea I reviewed recently, which cost $3.27 per box. However, the more air-tight bag wrapping used by Bigelow better ensures a fresher-tasting cup of mint green tea. So this added cost is probably justifiable.
- Those of you who are used to drinking “flavored” teas that have either concentrated or imitation peppermint flavors, may find this product a bit weak. But rest assured that this peppermint tea tastes as naturally peppermint as possible, because it contains nothing but real peppermint.
- My dental hygienist knows I drink green tea just from the stains that she notes on them at each visit. However, the health benefits of drinking mint tea to be worth the little extra trouble of slightly-harder-to-clean teeth.
- Found the box a bit hard to open. It has one of this perforated push-in tabs, that gives you ready access to the top lid flap. A bit hard to push in that tab without bending up the box. So those perforations could be improved.
Peppermint leaves. That’s all.
- Boil some fresh, filtered water.
- Remove the foil from a teabag.
- Put the teabag in your favorite teacup.
- When the water boils, remove it from the heat.
- Pour over the teabag in your cup.
- Allow to steep for three to five minutes.
- Remove the teabag, but do not ring it out into the cup.
- Flavor or sweeten the resulting tea to taste.
For Peppermint Iced Tea
- Use two teabags for each eight ounces of iced tea desired.
- Prepare as above, except, allow to steep for a couple minutes longer, to produce a double strength tea. Strength will be diluted by the ice.
So I’d recommend this Stash herbal tea product highly, and rate it accordingly at 98 out of 100.
Where To Buy Stash Peppermint Tea
Look for this peppermint tea in the deep green box with black, gold, and white lettering and the tear-open strip across the top, at your favorite larger grocery store or online vendor.
- Mint Plant on Wikipedia
- Peppermint Tea Health Benefits
- Stash Tea Official Web Site
- Where to buy Stash Peppermint Tea
- 2014-12-01: Adjusted ad positioning, added whitespace, and updated content.
- 2014-09-06: Originally published.