Spearmint leaves from the Pacific Nortwest.
The year smith began harvesting spearmint in Oregon.
For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil (212 degrees). Steep 2 tsp (1.6 g) loose leaf for five minutes. Prepare to be deeply refreshed.
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Pacific Northwest Botanical
Spearmint leaves are highly aromatic, lighter and more piercing than peppermint. Their fresh flavor and aroma impart a sweet minty character that blends beautifully with green tea. Grown in eastern and central Oregon, our spearmint leaves are cut using a swathing machine, then field dried and sorted into uniform leaf sizes.
The Pacific Northwest is a region along the West Coast of the U.S., consisting of the states of Oregon and Washington. The Cascade Mountain Range, which cuts through the region from north to south, acts as distinct divider of lanscape and climate, with the west side receiving ample rain, creating a lush evergreen environment, while the east remains arid, creating a high desert environment. While Spearmint has historically been grown on both sides, it is now primarily grown east of the Cascades and harvested in the summer.