Spearmint Leaf (Domestic) Organic Cut & Sifted

Spearmint Leaf (Domestic) Organic Cut & Sifted

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Spearmint leaf is a popular addition to tea blends, where it lends a minty and slightly sweet flavor. Spearmint leaf is also used to make tinctures and syrups to flavor baked goods, confections, cocktails and other beverages. Although spearmint is commonly brewed into hot tea, it is also a key ingredient in sweet tea, a favorite beverage served cold in the southern U.S.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound17
originunited states
active compoundsVolatile oil, Flavonoid thymonin, Caffeic acid, Rosmarinic acid, Carvone, and Limonene.
plant part usedleaf
processingcut & sifted
agricultureorganic

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in a sealed container in a cool, dark cabinet or pantry.
appearance & aromaHerbaceous, with a mint-like scent.

c.
uses

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cosmeticUse infused spearmint oil and alcohol tinctures of the herb to make soap, shampoo, lotions and other cosmetics.
decorativeAdd to herbal pillows and sachets.
culinaryBrew alone or with other herbs as tea. The herb is also used as seasoning in Indian cuisine.
householdPlace teabags of spearmint in areas where rodent activity has been observed to discourage their return.
aromaticAlcoholic extracts of spearmint are used in perfumery.
industrialSteam vapor of infused mint has been used to freshen the air in hospitals.

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d.
flavor profile

organic, cut & sifted
spearmint leaf

Minty and refreshing. Pairs well with dried citrus fruit peels and mild flavored herbs.

e.
formulas & recipes

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spearmint leaf

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f.
what else you should know

organic, cut & sifted
spearmint leaf

Spearmint is a member of the mint family original to Europe and Asia. It is also widely cultivated as a food crop and garden ornamental in temperate regions.

In Morocco, spearmint is combined with green tea to produce a traditional beverage called Tuareg tea. Be aware that when visiting the region, you can expect to be served three helpings of this tea at the same sitting and that it is considered an insult for a guest to decline any of them.

Since ancient times, spearmint has had a reputation for spiritual cleansing and clearing away negative vibrations. In ancient Rome, tables were scrubbed with fresh leaves in preparation for feasts. The naturalist Pliny (1 AD) had his students wrap their heads with mint braids to bring delight to the soul, improve the mind, and enhance scholarship. Aristotle prohibited soldiers' use of mint before battles, believing it would diminish their aggressiveness.

During the Middle Ages, spearmint was believed to possess mystical powers and was used to dispel the evil eye. It was also a strewing herb that was scattered on the floor to mask odors resulting from poor sanitation as well as to discourage rodent infestations.



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