Peppermint tea may also be an ideal study aid for students and help commuters drive more safely. In one study, just the aroma of peppermint tea was shown to help students remain alert and focused when studying. In another study, peppermint tea helped drivers stay alert and relaxed in traffic.
Few side effects of peppermint tea have been noted, though health care professionals caution against its use by those who suffer from gastric problems related to excess stomach acid, such as acid reflux and ulcers. Some also warn not to give peppermint to infants and small children due to chance of breathing difficulties and burning sensation in mouth. We have not found any reference to this in herbal textbooks, however a safer alternative for small children is Spearmint..