Peppermint (Denman Island Tea), Herbal Tea, Organic

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Description

German Cut Leaf Peppermint exudes a clean fresh mint fragrance, with nothing ‘muddy” clouding the bright cup. The oil content in these leaves is as strong as one needs to clear the foggiest of heads and soothe the raspiest of throats.

In season, this is the best tasting peppermint we have ever sipped.

Peppermint (Mentha × piperita) is a hybrid species of mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, the plant is now widely spread and cultivated in many regions of the world. It is occasionally found in the wild with its parent species.

Peppermint generally grows best in moist, shaded locations, and expands by underground rhizomes. Young shoots are taken from old stocks and dibbled into the ground about 0.5 m (1.5 ft) apart. They grow quickly and cover the ground with runners if it is permanently moist. For the home gardener, it is often grown in containers to restrict rapid spreading. It grows best with a good supply of water, without being water-logged, and planted in areas with partial sun to shade.

The leaves and flowering tops are used; they are collected as soon as the flowers begin to open and can be dried. The wild form of the plant is less suitable for this purpose, with cultivated plants having been selected for more and better oil content. They may be allowed to lie and wilt a little before distillation, or they may be taken directly to the still.

Ingredients:  Organic fresh, clean grown peppermint leaves
Nuances: Zesty, refreshing, classic peppermint profile with an extremely clean finish

Steeping Essentials

  • Teaspoon: 2 level
  • Water: 12 oz, less than 195ºF / 90ºC
  • Timer: 5-10 minutes
  • Storage: Sealed light proof jar/tin in a cool cupboard. Keep away from heat & light sources.
  • Best Before: 6-9 months depending on storage.

 

 

Additional information

Size

100g, 1kg, 250g, 500g, 50g

Brand

SLO Foods