Botanical Name: Mentha x spicata
Spearmint is a hardy perennial mint with bright green serrated leaves. Mentha x spicata was originally native to the Mediterranean but is now common worldwide. This mint is most commonly infused as spearmint tea and makes for an uplifting addition to herbal infusion blends. Spearmint leaf is also used as a flavoring agent in culinary creations.
Spearmint has served as an important medicinal herb for millennia. The Bible records that the ancient Pharisees paid tithes to their Temple in anise, cumin and spearmint.
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