Ingredients: Pure spearmint leaves.
Country of Origin: Washington State, USA
Caffeine Content: naturally caffeine free herb
Antioxidant Level: Low
Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy free, Sugar-free, No artificial colours or flavours
Preparation: 1 heaped teaspoon of tea. 100°C for 5-7 minutes
Description: Spearmint is well known for its digestive properties and its ability to relieve nausea, especially due to motion sickness. It is also used to find relief from headaches and tension and Inhaling the steam from a double strength infusion can help relieve nasal congestion. Mint tea can also be used in compresses to soothe itching and inflammation. Mint is a traditional drink in North Africa and the Middle East and is always served to welcome friends, family or visitors from afar.
In an early Greek myth, Persephone, the Queen of the underworld, became angry at her husband's wandering eye, especially when Hades noticed a young nymph named Minthe. One day, in a fit of jealousy, she turned the lovely woman into mint. Armed with this story, Hippocrates warned men to use mint cautiously.
Serving Suggestion: For iced drinks either cold brew overnight or brew as for hot but use more tea leaves to make a more intense flavour.