Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between water mint and spearmint. Its origin is unclear. It is said that these leaves were found in the pyramids of Egypt, dating back to 1000 BC. It slowly started gaining popularity in Europe during the eighteenth century. Peppermint was cultivated by the Egyptians to extract oils. The Romans and Greeks got interested in its flavour and started using it in their wines and sauces. The Romans and Greeks consumed peppermint tea to treat cough, cold, and as a digestive aid. Greeks also believed that mint could cure hiccups. Peppermint is indigenous to Europe and the Middle East. It is now cultivated in many parts of the world. It is used as a flavouring agent in chewing gums, ice creams, kinds of toothpaste, and beverages. The consumption of peppermint is celebrated on 11 February in the US every single year. This celebration is called the National Peppermint Patty Day. The beautiful sundried peppermint leaves don’t add any caffeine to this drink. It gives out a cool and sweet after-taste. You can either brew this first thing in the morning to kick start your day with absolute freshness, or you can consume this tea to cool off from your tiring day.