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The health reason Meghan Markle doesn't drink English breakfast tea

The duchess prefers mint tea

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Melanie Macleod
Melanie MacleodWellness Editor
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There are few things more quintessentially British than a cup of tea, but despite being part of the royal family, Meghan Markle reportedly doesn't partake in the tradition.

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Meghan is said to prefer herbal infusions over English breakfast tea; not only did she opt for mint tea instead of coffee during a visit to Birkenhead in January 2019, the Duchess of Sussex also revealed she and British Vogue Editor-in-chief Edward Enninful bonded over a steaming cup in the September 2019 issue.

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As someone with wellness at the forefront of their mind, it makes sense that Meghan opts for mint tea over English breakfast.

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Spearmint tea is said to boost sleep quality and in turn, help memory function and low mood, as well as help manage PMS, according to the Tea Advisory Panel.

"Spearmint has traditionally been used in herbal medicine for a plethora of digestive disorders including indigestion, IBS and diarrhoea," says herbal researcher Dr. Pam Mason.

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Meghan Markle chooses other drinks over tea

"[It has] anti-inflammatory and blood vessel dilating properties. Our findings even showed that osteoarthritis sufferers who took it regularly found that their stiffness and mobility improved.”

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Benefits of drinking mint tea could include improved muscle and joint pain, reduced nausea and headache and regulated hormone levels – it's no wonder Meghan likes it!

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Meghan Marke has an active lifestyle

Prince Harry's wife is a paragon of good health, prioritising wellness with activities including yoga, Pilates and hiking, as well as tending to her body with a range of health-supporting supplements. ;

Tempted by the health benefits of mint tea? Try these Tea Pigs peppermint tea bags

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Tea Pigs Peppermint Herbal Tea Bags, £9.44/$11.19, Amazon


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