Spearmint is one of our biggest sellers and it's not surprising as it's lovely! A perfect starting point if you're new to herbal teas and a lovely alternative to peppermint. It has lots of health benefits too.
NOW IN BAGS TOO!
What are the benefits? Well, spearmint tea is said to leave the mouth and digestive system feeling clean and fresh. It's used in the treatment of fevers, headaches and digestive disorders including indigestion. Although no records of toxicity have been seen for spearmint, very large quantities of some mints (especially in the form of essential oil) can cause problems with pregnancy, so some caution is advised. For more information on the benefits, take a look at this Plants for a Future entry.
Recent evidence also suggests it may help with reducing excess body hair - see this BBC article or take a look at the abstract from the scientific paper in Phytotherapy Research. The dosing information is a tad dubious - they say 5g per cup, which is a massive amount and enough to make a couple of large pots!
We have spearmint available in a number of different ways, including in our lovely new bags, and the information on these is the various herbal tea and gift pages. So, being the kind and helpful souls we are, we've gathered them all together here.