Peppermint Leaves come from a perennial herb which are dried for long term storage. They have a strong pungent, cool, flavor. Throughout the world peppermint has been used to steep as a tea for thousands of years. It has also been used as a cooking spice and herb for probably that long as well, especially in the Mediterranean region. Since it is native to many regions of the world, it has been found in many cultures as for medicinal purposes for over 3000 years. As a folk remedy, it has a long history, especially for use as a digestive aid and to soothe throats.
The best peppermint is grown in the United States, mostly in Washington and Oregon. It is also grown in other states, but the best is still for the Northwestern states, where the oil content is the highest and the aroma and taste are also the strongest. This is the area from where we source our peppermint. There is none better.
Peppermint is steeped as a tea in many countries, where it is drank to help with digestion, nausea, gas pains and to help with breath issues. It is also a key ingredient in many green, black and herbal teas. It adds a refreshing minty flavor either as the main flavor or to compliment the other flavors.
Peppermint leaves are used as a cooking herb in salads and other dishes throughout the Mediterranean region. It is also used in ice creams, liquors, candies and essential oils and extracts.
If you are fan of Peppermint teas, we have a Mint Black Tea, Chocolate Mint Black Tea, Chamomile Mint Tea, as well as a Moroccan Mint Green Tea. If you lean towards Spearmint, we also carry Spearmint Leaves, as well as several teas, which we blend with spearmint. They include our own Nirvana Tea and Peaceful Sundown.
Contains: Peppermint Leaves