Stash Peppermint Tea
Peppermint is a perennial aromatic herb that is a natural hybrid of Mentha aquatica L. (water mint) and M. spicata L. (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.
The United States is the leading producer of peppermint oil, especially in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Peppermint Oil is a well-known flavoring added to gums,candies, medicines, ointments, liquors, mouthwashes, toothpastes and many other commodities. Mint leaves have been used in medicine for several thousand years, according to records from the Greek, Roman, and ancient Egyptian eras. Today, peppermint leaf and/or its oil are official in the national pharmacopoeias of Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Russia, Switzerland, and the European Pharmacopoeia.
Scientific evidence shows that the aromatic Peppermint herb helps stimulate the body and is calming to the stomach. Peppermint is one of the oldest and best-tasting home remedies for indigestion. Studies show that peppermint lessens the amount of time food spends in the stomach by stimulating the gastric lining. Peppermint is excellent for heartburn and stomachache. Migraine headaches, which are frequently accompanied by nausea, are often relieved by peppermint. The herb peppermint can help soothe a nagging cough, sore throat and allergies.
Stash Peppermint is produced exclusively from top quality Oregon grown peppermint, which is considered the world's finest. Oregon's deep rich soil, moist cool winters and long dry sunny summers provide mint growers with the natural tools to produce peppermint. The mint is harvested in July and August and when properly cured (or dried) it is sold as leaf or to produce peppermint oil. Stash Tea purchases its mint leaf directly from Oregon farmers. It is sent from Oregon fields to the Stash Tea plant where it is packaged to protect the freshness and menthol content. Nothing else is ever added to our Peppermint tea. The result is a soothing, refreshing, aromatic drink that is superb hot or iced, any time of day.