Most of North Africa grows mint for tea although there is a surprising amount of variation. The dwarf growing mint Mentha spicata ‘Nana’ is the most sought after as it is less woody and produces a higher proportion of leaves relative to the stem than the more common variety. This cultivar possesses a clear, pungent but mild aroma and is an essential part of Moroccan tea, as well as the Mojito and Mint Julep. As a medicinal plant, Spearmint is used as a tisane for the treatment of stomach ache, and can have a calming effect when used for insomnia. We buy only the highest grade and hope that you enjoy this refreshing tea on its own or with perhaps Gunpowder Green Tea. Prepare using boiling water and infuse for five minutes, can be re-infused.