Mint Tea is something that can be "natural" in that you can find wild mints along creeks. I do not believe I have ever seen wild mint anywhere but near or even in water.
Commercially it appears they "start" with peppermint and then GMO it to create endless varieties of mints that they sale like flowers...these types of mints often die off within a few years or loose their gmo flavor.
ALL WATER must be steamed distilled---or it is not water, it is water plus hundreds, if not thousands of inorganic / toxic chemicals.
Steam Distilled water is just WATER and just water has a "dry" taste, while toxic water often has allot of taste.......so called "artesian" water is extremely toxic, as is commercial / city water.
MINT Tea made properly with steam distilled water is a very mild form of herbal tea. Benefits? Mild
To make mint tea superior, sweeten it with evaporated organic cane sugar. Then any other herb of choice if desired...maple syrup and organic sorghum molasses is great.
Commercial Peppermint plants can actually be FANTASTIC and grow absolutely CRAZY year after year and demand very little care. They also smother out weeds, which is nice.
Apple Mint is a very hardy mint, not one your going to find for sale.
Balsom Mint, which is very similar to Spearmint is near impossible to buy----it is a "favorite" of the "old" order germans.
Spearmint with the curl leaf---makes for a green colored mint teat that taste just like double mint gum.
All of these mints blended make for a tasty mint tea.
As much as I like orange juice for 30 years-----this past year I have drank an easy 50 gallons of tea that I made last summer and froze. That saved me allot of $$$ by not buying as much organic orange juice.
The tea is more satisfying that orange juice---so far.
THE MINTS now are super tall-------yet mild and PERFECT for drinking tea. After they are cut down a few times, the plants become very aggressive and make allot of essential oils---that is when they make the strongest essential oils.
The mints later in the summer have so much essential oils that they are too strong for normal people to drink---they much be very diluted with water.
One issue with drinking mint teas rich in essential oils is that you quickly get "use" to the flavor and strength of the essential oils and soon most all essential oils basically can't be smelled or tasted anymore----so they all are easily consumed. Just like with eating cayenne peppers---at first they are hot tasting and strong smelling, but after years of consuming, soon you can no longer taste the hot peppers...
As a result, even the most potent de-wormer essential oils that you only take 1 or 2 drops per day, instead of putting in empty capsules to take, you can take them in your mint tea and taste nothing different.
This is a common problem with all the old long past herbal doctors---they used and consumed so many herbs---they no longer could taste them---so they often used way too much cayenne pepper, because to them, the cayenne pepper was not hot what so ever.........SAME goes with oregano oil, after years of use, it is not hot what so ever..........the human brain determines what it "thinks" a food / substance should taste like...........once the brain looses the fears, those spicy / hot foods really are not hot at all...