Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between water mint and spearmint. This perennial herb is native to Europe, Asia and is also cultivated in North America. Its strong sweet aroma, warm pungent flavour and cooling aftertaste make it an excellent culinary herb. Its flowers are dried and used in salads, desserts and beverages, while its essential oil, apart from being a flavouring agent in food, is also used in medicines, cosmetics and perfumery. Dried Peppermint leaves and stems contain menthol, which when used in tea blends give the tea its fresh, minty taste, and one can benefit from its numerous medicinal properties.
Hatton Naturals sources its certified organic Peppermint Cut & Sifted from small-scale farm co-ops in India/USA. If you like this spice’s unique flavour, you may also enjoy our organic Orange Peel Cut & Sifted.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Albania
DID YOU KNOW?
Drinking peppermint tea helps relieve headaches and migraines, and the leaves are added to eye pillow formulas for this purpose.