Spearmint Herb Tea
Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Spearmint Tea is the preferred choice of mint when it comes to subtler flavours. It consists of approximately 0.5% menthol content, compared with that of Peppermint Herbal Tea, which is made up of an estimated 40% menthol content.
This ensures that the overall menthol strength of Spearmint Tea is notably less than that of our Peppermint Tea, yet without sacrificing its unique and delicious taste which is now cherished around the world! In India’s traditional Ayurvedic Medicine, the frequent consumption of spearmint is used to reduce nausea, relieve gastrointestinal issues, and even soothe colic in infants! We have now combines the wonderful flavour and incredible health benefits of Spearmint in Tea form for your convenience and sheer enjoyment!
Also known as ‘garden mint’ or ‘common mint’, the Spearmint plant belongs to the Lamiaceae family and is a branching perennial herb of Mediterranean origin. It’s specific botanical name is Mentha spicata. Reaching heights of up to 1 metre, the Spearmint plant consists of deep green, oval-shaped leaves with serrated margins.
This unique shape in leaf is how Spearmint acquired its name, owing to the fact they bear resemblance to the tip of a spear. The plant is also known to produce either pink or white flowers, and is commonly found in temperate climates around the world following mass-cultivation over the course of hundreds of years. There are said to be at least 20 species of spearmint, with hybrid plants flourishing in West Africa, North and South America, and a number of oceanic islands, particularly New Zealand.
It first reached the United Kingdom over a thousand years ago, when the Romans brought mint plants over from modern-day Italy. This was followed by its introduction into the New World by English colonists, many centuries later. Just prior to the American Revolution (1775-1783), herbal tisanes such as Spearmint Tea were immensely popular as they were not taxed by the British.
Their nationwide consumption was later revived during the American Civil War (1861-1865) less than 100 years later, as importing Black and Green Teas became increasingly difficult with both Union and Confederate Naval blockades wreaking havoc in U.S. open waters.
In the latter half of the 20th Century, rigorous studies were conducted on Spearmint Loose Tea to uncover its true potential. Today, many of its Ayurvedic uses have been proven, as well as a number of other incredible Benefits of Spearmint Tea attributed to its frequent consumption. To find out more information on how consuming Spearmint Tea can improve your everyday way of life, please see our Health Benefits section below!
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: A slice of lemon may be considered as an accompaniment to this beverage. However, The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company believe it is best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: A perfect choice to finish off a long, hard day, Spearmint Tea offers soothing, minty freshness with every sip. With its sweet aroma and delectable flavour, this herbal tisane is a real treat to the senses, leaving a refreshing aftertaste long after you have drained your cup.!
Colour in Cup: Golden-green liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of Spearmint Tea: Rich in vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins A, B6, and C, as well as potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, folate, riboflavin and thiamin. When consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, Spearmint Tea is known to improve the immune system's health, soothe indigestion, and even combat fungal infections.
Further to this, recent studies have indicated that consuming this herbal tes can improve the effects of hirsutism, a condition predominantly found in women which causes excess hair growth in often unwanted areas such as above the upper lip. The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends drinking at least 2 cups of Spearmint Tea a day to treat hirsutism.
Health PointsCholesterol, Detox, Refreshing, Relaxing
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening
CountryMore Than One Origin