Stash Organic Cascade Mint
Our Cascade Mint herbal tea is a refreshing blend of top quality organic peppermint and spearmint leaves.
We source our organic spearmint and peppermint exclusively from top quality Washington grown mint, which is considered some of the world's finest. Washington's deep rich soil, moist cool winters and long dry sunny summers provide mint growers with the natural tools to produce spearmint and peppermint. The mint is harvested in July and August, and when dried, it is sold as leaf or to produce oil. Stash Tea purchases its mint leaf directly from Washington farmers who are certified organic through the WSDA Washington State Department of Agriculture. It is sent directly from the mint fields to the Stash plant where it is packaged to protect freshness.
Mint leaves have been used in medicine for several thousand years. Today, peppermint leaf and its oil are listed in the pharmacopoeias of many countries. The aromatic mint herb helps stimulate the body and is calming to the stomach. Peppermint is one of the oldest and best - tasting home remedies for indigestion. Migraine headaches, which are frequently accompanied by nausea, are often relieved by peppermint. Peppermint can also help soothe a nagging cough, sore throat and allergies.
Peppermint is a perennial herb that is a natural hybrid of Mentha aquatica L. (water mint) and Mentha spicata (spearmint). The genus name Mentha is from the Greek Mintha, the name of a mythical nymph who metamorphosed into this plant; its species name 'piperita' is from the Latin piper, meaning pepper, alluding to its aromatic and pungent taste.
Spearmint (Mentha spicata), is one of the best known and most popular of the mints and is slightly milder then Peppermint. It has a very wrinkly leaf and grows up to 17 inches. Spearmint is a creeping plant that hybridizes easily, producing infinite variations. It has erect square, branching stems, aromatic foliage and flowers in leaf axles.
The United States is the leading producer of peppermint and spearmint oil, especially in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wisconsin, and Indiana. These oils are well - known flavorings added to gums, candies, medicines, ointments, liquors, mouthwashes, toothpastes and many other products.
Note: Stash Tea is certified organic by Quality Assurance International. QAI is a professional organic certification service that is internationally recognized. QAI's program is designed to certify every step of the organic chain - from the land on which the product is grown, to the growers, to the post harvest facilities and the final processing and handling facilities.
Such diligence provides assurance that the end product is indeed organic and that it complies with state, provincial, national and international organic standards. Products which carry the QAI certification seal convey the confidence of an unbroken "chain of custody" that all materials and processes have been individually certified as organic.