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Mint herbal tea

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Mint tea
TypeHerbal tea

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

Quick descriptionTea made from mint leaves

Temperature195 °F (91 °C)
Time3 minutes
Korean name
Revised Romanizationbakha-cha

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] In India, traditional mint tea called pudina chai (पुदीना चाय) is made by steeping spearmint or peppermint in hot chai.[3][4]

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 is thought to act as an anti-inflammatory.[5]


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  1. ^ "mint tea". Oxford Dictionaries. Archived from the original on February 26, 2018. 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.
  3. ^ Nisha (2022-11-05). "Mint Tea | Pudhina Chai". Honey, Whats Cooking. Retrieved 2023-11-13.
  4. ^ Amit, Dassana (2022-05-09). "Mint Tea (Pudina Tea)". Dassana's Veg Recipes. Retrieved 2023-11-13.
  5. ^ Chumpitazi, B. P.; Kearns, G. L.; Shulman, R. J. (2018). "The physiological effects and safety of Peppermint Oil and its efficacy in irritable bowel syndrome and other functional disorders". Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 47 (6): 738–752. doi:10.1111/apt.14519. PMC 5814329. PMID 29372567.