A native of the Mediterranean, spearmint was revered by ancient Romans for its ability to 'stir up the mind.' It continues to be savored for its refreshingly clear aroma and soothing qualities. If you find peppermint a bit too cool sometimes, spearmint is definitely for you. This herb has a rounded, slightly smoother and more grounded taste than peppermint, with warming and cooling notes. Very gentle to the palate, and naturally caffeine-free.
Herbal Tea | No caffeine | Steep at 212° for 5-10 minutes.
Our teabags contain the same high-quality tea as our loose-tea offerings. Their pyramid shape gives the leaves plenty of room to unfurl and infuse, placing more flavor in each cup. Enjoy the superior flavor of gourmet tea with the convenience of a disposable bag.
15 full leaf pyramids
Fresh From Origin
Spearmint has been used by humans for thousands of years. Its name comes from the spear-like tips at the ends of its serrated leaves, though it is also known by nicknames like common mint, garden mint, or lamb mint. Like many mint plants, it contains menthol in its leaves, though not as much as is found in its hybridized descendant peppermint. Because of its milder flavor, spearmint is popular in both food and drinks, including lamb dishes, cocktails, and Moroccan mint tea, which is a social tea made with spearmint, gunpowder tea, and sugar.
Raw Honey for Herbals
A gentle, whisper-light character of this raw honey makes it a perfect sweetener for delicate herbals.
honey for garden herbals
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How much spearmint should I add to gunpowder to make 1 cup of Moroccan tea?
Asked by Jonathan Van Horn
on January 10th, 2018
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