Ingredients: Dried spearmint leaves of the species Mentha spicata (named by the Greeks after the mythical character, Menthe a nymph who caught Pluto’s eye. His wife, Persephone, crushed her underfoot in a jealous rage. Although Pluto could not save Menthe, he changed her into this delightfully fragrant herb). The dark green leaves have a pleasant warm, fresh, aromatic, sweet flavour with a cool aftertaste.
Spearmint is the most popular mint used for cooking. It is used in teas, beverages, jellies, syrups, ice creams, confections, and lamb dishes. Mint does not blend well with other herbs but goes well with duck or lamb in the meat department, and most vegetables, beans and lentils. It adds just the right refreshing touch to fruits and fruit salads. Makes a refreshing and soothing tea.