Country of Origin: USA
Region: Washington State
Altitude: 2500 – 4500 feet above sea level
Grade: Whole Leaf, Cut (2nd Cut – best cut) and Sifted
Cup Characteristics: A pungent cool fresh taste that takes your breath away
Infusion: Tending greenish with bright green infused leaf
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1/2 to 1 teaspoons of spearmint for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the flavor). Pour into your cup. Milk or sugar is not generally added to the cup.
Iced tea-brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of spearmint into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing f
The most recognized mint plant, spearmint is famous for its refreshing, peppery flavour that instantly awakens the senses. This North American plant has long been used to ease digestion and treat nausea and motion sickness. Inhaling the steam of spearmint tea relieves nasal congestion, making it a popular tea to consume when faced with the common cold. Delicious on its own or when blended with lime or licorice flavours, it is no wonder why spearmint tea is valued both in its native land of North America and internationally.