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- We raise our own mint to use in making our meadow tea.
- We make our tea in small hand-made 50 gallon batches.
- We use a scissors and cut each plant by hand ensuring only the finest leaves are used.
- We use fresh mint leaves straight from the tea field into the processing room, not dried leaves like other tea companies.
- There are NO PRESERVATIVES, NO ARTIFICIAL COLORS, NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORINGS
- Only three ingredients everyone can understand: water, mint tea leaves, and real sugar! Wow!
- NO SODIUM, NO CHOLESTEROL, NO CAFFEINE, NO GMO’S, GLUTEN FREE, KOSHER
- The crisp clear color accentuates how pure our teas are compared to other teas. Our teas are fresh brewed using real leaves, not made from a powder or liquid concentrate, that’s why our tea is so clear. You can taste the difference!
- This incredible mint tea can be drank hot or cold. If you want it hot, pop off the metal lid and put it in the microwave. No need to look for sugar or dirty a spoon or mug. Just heat and drink!
Apple mint is a perennial herb plant that grows tall and is sometimes called the woolly mint. It is a member of the mint genus Mentha. This herb is generally grown as a culinary herb or ground
The scientific name for Apple Mint is Mentha Suaveolens.
This herb was often found growing on the ruins of old monasteries. The monks had used it for curing epileptic fits since it was considered refreshing for the brain. In early times, the Greeks used apple mint to clean their banqueting tables and also added it to their baths to rejuvenate their bodies.
Here is a complete description of this aromatic herb.
: This herb grows tall to a height of 40-100 cm and spread as broad foliage.
: Bright green in color. They are sessile, large and fuzzy. The shape is oblong to almost ovate. These leaves measure 3 to 5 cm long and 2 to 4 cm broad. They are hairy on the top and beneath and the margins are serrated.
: Light purple to pinkish in color and appears during mid to late summer. The flowers grow in a tapering spike and the whorls are distant.
: the leaves when brushed give out a sweet scent that seems like a cross between spearmint and apples.
: They leaves have a slight fruity flavor.
Habitat & Distribution
Apple mint grows well in the temperate regions of the world. They are grown across southern and western Europe and also in the western Mediterranean area.
Apple mint leaves have certain medicinal properties.
The crushed leaves of this plant are said to eliminate the pain caused by bee sting, wasp stings and other insect bites. They bring about a cooling effect on the affected part of the body.
The flowers can be used to make tea which if consumed when promotes digestion, cures many ailments such as intestine problems, stomach pain and refreshes the mind.
The Apple mint leaves also help in breaking down fat and accelerating metabolism level.
The mint leaves contains nutrients like iron, potassium, calcium, vitamin A and C which replenish our body.
The leaves have anti-cancer properties.
Powdered leaves can be used to whiten the teeth.
The essential oil extracted from the leaves is used in aromatherapy to cure acne, colic, cramp, colds, flu, stress, shock, asthma and travel sickness.
Apple Mint can be used in preparing jams, jellies, tea, sauces and desserts. The dried form of apple mint leaves can be used to prepare delicious potpourri. The leaves can also be used in making fruit salads. They can be added to cottage cheese and cream cheese. They are a tacky addition to Mediterranean cuisines, vinaigrettes and sauces.