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

Mint tea
Peppermint tea 2.jpg
Type Herbal tea

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

Quick description Tea made from mint leaves

Temperature 95 °C (203 °F)
Time 3 minutes
Korean name
Hangul 박하차
Hanja 薄荷茶
Revised Romanization bakha-cha
McCune–Reischauer pakha-ch'a
IPA [pa.kʰa.tɕʰa]



  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.