With a recorded history in China dating from the 4th century B.C., Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has been used extensively throughout the centuries for both culinary and health purposes. The name Ginger is derived from the Sanskrit gringa or horn and vera meaning body, in reference to the shape of the root. Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a universally-loved and widely-used flavoring. Health interest in mints dates from the first century A.D. when it was recorded by the Roman naturalist Pliny. Peppermint's value comes from the mint's volatile oil, which contains menthol, and is added to many formulas for its beneficial properties. Combined, Ginger and Peppermint make a refreshing tea.For more than 75 years, long before it became fashionable, Alvita was championing the profound health-giving properties of herbal teas. Alvita travels to the far reaches of the globe for the finest herbs, the best growers, the most precious sources.Small wonder that so many consumers trust the Alvita name. Today, it stands for more than 100 different teas, including classic single herb varieties, and our unique Alvita blends. The package you hold in your hand combines ancient herbal wisdom with modern science, and brings to you all the richness and benefits of herbal teas. This philosophy is the very reason why you will find sensible, English pillow style tea bags that are oxygen bleached, not chlorine treated. And why you won't find any strings, tags or staples. We thank you for choosing our product, but more importantly, we thank you for the trust you've put in the herbal values that we all share.Alvita. Natural Herb Teas that are Good for You and the Environment.