Dried spearmint leaves make a minty, refreshing drink that is highly satisfying both hot and cold. A native of the Mediterranean, peppermint leaves were often used to crown luminaries in ancient Greece and Rome. It continues to be revered for its refreshingly light aroma, as well as its natural, caffeine-free taste. If you have yet to try gourmet spearmint tea, you'll be pleasantly surprised by its superior flavor. Our organic spearmint tea is made with the finest US grown organic spearmint.
Spearmint is a herb that naturally contains no caffeine. Quite often spearmint tea is consumed after meals as the oils in the mint stimulate the flow of bile to the stomach and helps to relieve gas pains. Additionally, spearmint sweetens the breath, calms the digestive system, eases heartburn, stomach aches, and nausea. An interesting and tingling way to use spearmint is to place a handful of spearmint leaves in your bath water which will lower your body temperature - perfect for cooling fevered skin or after working on a hot summers day.
One pound contains approximately 230 organic spearmint leaf tea bags.
Suggested Use: Steep 1 tea bag in 6 oz of boiling water for 7-10 minutes.
Botanical Name Mentha Spicata
Origin: United States - Certified Organic
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Spearmint Tea is certified organic and passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Organic Spearmint Tea Bags packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Organic Spearmint Tea in a cool, dark, dry place.
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