Spearmint Tea by Adagio Teas
Like it’s cousin, peppermint, the spearmint plant is known for it’s refreshing bright flavor and it’s soothing effect on an upset stomach. The difference between the two is that peppermint is more of a pronounced mint flavor while spearmint tastes more… green. I am not quite sure how else to describe it. If you prefer spearmint gum to peppermint, then there is a good chance you’ll choose the same way for tea. However, one can be substituted for the other as they both freshen the breath and aids with digestion.
Adagio Teas has a spearmint tea with nice sized leaves that did not wiggle their way through the metal strainer in my teapot. For me, that is a huge plus. I detest tea that has so much powdery tiny bits, you can’t tell what the detritus is in your cup. Are those leaves? Are they twigs? That is one reason why loose leaf tea is worthwhile, you can see exactly what you get. A teabag prefilled with tea often hides low quality leaves and bits.
Adagio’s spearmint tea expands fantastically as it steeps and as I like my tea strong, I let it brew for a good 10-12 minutes. Adagio recommends 2 teaspoons per cup and 5-10 minutes of brewing time. The result of 10+ minutes of brewing is a nice dark golden color in your cup and a smooth minty green flavored tea. Although peppermint is my usual preference, I wouldn’t turn down a cup of spearmint, it’s softer and grassier sister.
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