Spearmint is one of two herbs that most people think of when they hear “mint” (Peppermint is the other). Spearmint makes for a very pleasant tea, either on its own or in blends with other herbs like chamomile or green tea!
A key ingredient in some of our favorite blends: Eloise Mint, Moroccan Mint, and Nighty Night. In blending, we refer to spearmint as an "activator ingredient", like salt, just a little can really open and pull together a blend beyond what you would think possible given the quantity added. We use it this way in Dark 'n' Lush.
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To Brew: Use 1 tsp of tea with 8oz of water, approximately 190-212 °F. Let steep for 4-5 mins. Can be infused 1-2 times.
2oz Spearmint = 18-20 cups of tea
1oz = 1 gallon iced tea
Spearmint is one of two herbs that most people think of when they hear “mint” (Peppermint is the other). It has found many uses over many centuries, but its main draw is its cooling taste signature to the mint family. This cold sensation is due to the herb containing menthol, which reacts with the body’s nerve protein TRPM8 that sends a cold signal to your brain! With the flavor of menthol, mint has been used in many oral hygiene products for many years. Sources date its modern uses back 3,500 years. It was also commonly used to mask the taste of medicines during the American Civil War. Spearmint makes for a very pleasant tea, either on its own or in blends with other herbs like chamomile or green tea!