What is the Best Mint Tea Brand – Here Are My Favorites

Mint tea is a refreshing and healthy drink that is popular in many places around the world, especially in North African countries. It is also one of my favorite herbal teas.

I have been trying many different brands of mint tea, and I wrote this article to introduce my favorite ones. If you are looking for the best mint tea product for your liking, I am sure this article will help you!

In addition to being delicious, mint tea has many health benefits and it can be used as a remedy for colds, relieving nausea and headache, aiding with digestion, and for many other purposes.

Here is the list of mint teas reviewed in this article:

Types of Mint

Mint is a genus of plants in the family Lamiaceae. There are about 13 to 24 different species of mint, but the exact amount is debatable because the distinction between different species is often unclear.

The most common mints consumed by humans are peppermint and different variations of spearmint. Thus, most products introduced in this article contain one (or both) of these. I have also included one product made of wild mint (Mentha arvensis).

Here are short descriptions of each three species of mint:

  • Peppermint contains the most menthol and is often used in herbal teas and remedies.  It has a strong pungent taste with a prominent flavor of menthol. Peppermint is a cross between spearmint and watermint. This hybrid mint is indigenous to Europe and the Middle East and is now cultivated across the globe.
peppermint
Peppermint
  • Spearmint has only a small amount of menthol but many prefer its more sweet and delicate taste. This well-known culinary herb is native to Europe and Southwest Asia. Recent research shows promise in using spearmint for increasing cognitive health and working memory. Moroccan mint, also called nana mint, is a variety of spearmint.
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Spearmint
  • Wild mint has a more bitter and “minty” flavor compared to peppermint and spearmint. This mint is often used as a digestive remedy and is valued especially for its antiseptic properties.
wild mint mentha arvensis
Wild mint

I also created an infographic describing these 3 types of mints (click the image to view it in full size):

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Best Mint Tea Brands and Products

You can prepare your mint tea in so many ways. One great option is to grow your own mint and use fresh leaves for making it. Maybe add some lemon and honey in the mix.

The easiest way to make a cup of invigorating mint tea is to use tea bags. I often do this when I’m traveling or at the office. It is so easy to carry a few bags of mint tea with you and all you need is some hot water to prepare it.

At home, I always have some high-quality loose leaf mint tea as well. The price per ounce is more affordable compared to tea bags. And with loose leaf tea you can easily prepare a whole pot and serve it to your family and friends.

In addition to pure mint tea products, I also wanted to include some herbal tea blends here. I have found that some brands offer amazingly delicious blends with ingredients that I would never have thought to combine with mint!

Pure Mint in Tea Bags

There are several great options for mint tea in bags. Below are my four favorites, each representing a different type of mint.

Buddha Teas Organic European Peppermint TeaBuddha Teas Organic European Peppermint Tea

Buddha Teas is one of my favorite tea brands. Their vision is to offer sustainably sourced, high-quality and healthy teas. The company was founded by John Boyd who is originally British.

This company offers products that consist of 100% organic herbs and tea leaves. There are no artificial or natural flavorings or preservatives added to their products. I also like the fact that they only use unbleached tea bags made from recycled material.

Buddha Teas European Peppermint Tea has a nice and smooth minty flavor and it is an excellent digestive aid. You will get free shipping for all orders over 50 dollars in the US.

Numi Organic Tea Moroccan Mint

Numi offers only pure, full-leaf, organic, premium quality teas. They don’t use any artificial flavors or fragrances.

Their fair-trade certified Moroccan mint tea includes 54 tea bags in 3 separate boxes. If you like the sweet and refreshing flavor of Moroccan mint, then this is the best choice of mint teabags!

Buddha Teas Organic Spearmint Leaf TeaBuddha Teas Organic Spearmint Tea

Another great mint tea from Buddha Teas. Here is the best quality spearmint tea that I have tried so far.

This tea features a cool and revitalizing flavor and has a milder taste compared to peppermint.

Stash Tea Super Mint

Stash Tea’s Super Mint is a great option if you are looking for a new kind of mint tea experience. The package contains 100 organic tea bags with excellent quality wild mint.

Pure Loose Leaf Mint Tea

Whether you are looking for Moroccan mint or peppermint, the loose leaf tea gives you the best result for a refreshing and healthy mint tea. Below are my favorite options for both mint varieties.

Numi Organic Tea Moroccan MintNumi Organic Mint Tea: What is the Best Mint Tea

Numi is a brand known for its excellent loose leaf products. This is the best option for getting pure Moroccan mint loose leaf tea.

The resealable bag contains one pound of delicious organic Moroccan mint tea. In addition to making hot tea, you can also use it to make cooling iced mint tea!

The Tao of Tea Peppermint Herbal Tea

The organic loose leaf peppermint tea from The Tao of Tea comes in a nice container. Aside from using fresh peppermint, this is the best peppermint tea you can find!

Mint Tea Blends

There are so many great mint tea blends available that it was very hard to choose which ones to recommend here. I chose five best ones, each of them providing a very different kind of minty experience.

Tea Forte Moroccan Mint

If you want to make Moroccan mint tea from the beginning, you should read my article with a traditional recipe. However, sometimes it could be too time-consuming, or you might not have fresh nana mint available.

Tea Forte’s Moroccan Mint is a great option for making a tasty Moroccan mint tea. It comes in an elegant black container, and consists of organic hand-rolled Chinese gunpowder green tea and Moroccan mint, producing a refreshing and delicious Moroccan mint tea in just a few minutes!

Rishi Mystic Mint Tea

Rishi Mystic Mint Tea is a great tasting organic blend of peppermint, licorice root, and cardamom, mixed with basil and clove leaf oils.

This is really a special tasting tea blend. It is actually so good that you might very well get addicted to it!

Bigelow Mint Medley

These tea bags contain a fresh and floral tasting blend of peppermint, spearmint, rose hips, lemon peel, and hibiscus flowers. It is an excellent tasting blend that offers many health benefits!

The Republic of Tea Organic Mint Fields Tea

The Republic of Tea has a great variety of teas. I have tried many of them, and I have never been disappointed. Their tea bags come in a nice air-tight and light-resistant tin.

Organic Mint Fields is a tasty blend of spearmint and peppermint combined with lemon balm. These unbleached tea bags are so good that they compete even with the best loose leaf mint teas available!

Tiesta Tea Cocoa Mint Chill

This blend includes rooibos, peppermint, cocoa shell, and cocoa nibs. What an interesting combination!

Tiesta Tea’s Cocoa Mint Chill is a great tea for relaxing, and it can be used in many ways. You can make excellent hot tea or iced tea from it. Instead of hot water, you can also use hot milk (or half and a half), and add some sugar or honey to make a rich-tasting drink to sip before bedtime.

Find Your Favorite Mint Tea

Mint is one of my favorite herbs and I often enjoy a cup of peppermint tea, sweet Moroccan mint tea, or some of the mint tea blends mentioned above.

I think that mint tea is especially good after a meal or as a remedy for colds. Also, iced mint tea with lemon is one of the most refreshing drinks on a hot summer day.

What is your favorite mint tea? That’s a hard question, and for me, it is impossible to choose just one brand or product. It really depends on the situation and my mood.

That’s why it’s nice to have a variety of excellent brands and blends of teas available. I hope this article will help you with finding the kind of mint tea that you like.

Please comment below, and tell me what is your favorite variety of mint, and what you find the best brand or blend of mint tea.

 

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10 thoughts on “What is the Best Mint Tea Brand – Here Are My Favorites”

  1. Hi, thanks for the interesting post. I love mint tea and I like Moroccon tea best, especially the way they prepare it. I dont have a brand preference but I´ll check the ones you´re recommending. When in Morocco usually I buy the fresh mint (well dried) tea they sell at the souk. Enjoy your tea.

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    • Thanks for your comment Marisa!

      I also really want to visit Morocco and try the mint tea there. And also buy the dried mint. I hope I can do that trip soon!

      Regards,
      Joonas

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  2. I love mint teas. In fact, we grow our own mint – spearmint, peppermint, chocolate mint, and there is another whose name escapes me at the moment. We dry the leaves and store them in quart jars. There is nothing quite like the aroma of fresh mint leaves.

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    • Hi Elden,

      I also grow mint, I use it for salads, tea, marinades, and many other things. I have not yet tried drying and storing the leaves though but I think I will get into that soon.

      I am also planning to write an article about growing mint.

      -Joonas

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  3. Wow, I had no idea there were so many different types! This was such an interesting read and I’ve only ever tried one mint tea but because of your insights, I’m so ready to try some of these. Thank you for the information! 🙂

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  4. I am a big fan of mint tea and I have a few different brands and have most likely tried most out there. But there are a few here that I have never tried.
    The Tao of Tea is new to me, think I will treat myself to some!
    Thanks for the info – MrJimish

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  5. I’m a fan of the loose leaf above all others. I think that the Numi Organic Tea Moroccan Mint could be a good pick for me. But then again Tiesta Tea Cocoa Mint Chill and the way you suggest to prepare it puts me in a tough position. Anyway, thanks for sharing your list of best mint tea brands.

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    • Hi Ivan!

      Yes, that’s a tough pick. Both of them are excellent blends! Good to hear that you found my article useful.

      All the best,
      Joonas

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