Mint tea can contain both peppermint and spearmint leaves, which can be combined in varying proportions depending on your personal preference. Spearmint and peppermint have flavors that are very different from each other, and they both offer health benefits.
Spearmint contains a compound known as carvone, giving it a mild flavor that’s sweet and cool. Carvone is also found in caraway seeds and dill.
Peppermint, on the other hand, is loaded with menthol and menthone, giving it a sharp, spicy flavor.
Mint tea offers the following health benefits:
Comfort for Stomach Problems, Relief from Cold and Flu Symptoms, Antiviral and antibacterial properties, Relief from tension headaches, Relief from muscular soreness and menstrual pain.