Mint tea

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Mint tea
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TypeHerbal tea

Other names
  • Peppermint tea
  • spearmint tea
  • bakha-cha
OriginVarious

Quick descriptionTea made from mint leaves

Temperature95 °F (35 °C)
Time3 minutes
Korean name
Hangul
박하차
Hanja
薄荷茶
Revised Romanizationbakha-cha
McCune–Reischauerpakha-ch'a
IPA[pa.kʰa.tɕʰa]

Mint tea is a herbal tea made by infusing mint leaves in hot water.[1] Mint tea made with peppermint leaves is called peppermint tea, and mint tea made with spearmint is called spearmint tea. There also exist teas that infuse peppermint and spearmint leaves. In Korea, traditional mint tea called bakha-cha (박하차) is made with East Asian wild mint leaves.[2]

Due to the high content of essential oils in leaves (1–2.5%), especially menthol, mint tea is popular for its curative effects. Affecting the digestive system and excretion of gastric juices, it acts as an anti-inflammatory.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "mint tea". Oxford Dictionaries. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  2. ^ Jeong, Dong-hyo; Yun, Baek-hyeon; Yi, Yeong-hui, eds. (2012). "Cha-ui bullyu-wa jongnyu". Cha saenghwal munhwa daejeon (in Korean). Seoul, Korea: Hongikjae. ISBN 978-89-714-3351-5. Retrieved 24 February 2018 – via Naver.