Regarding Free Peppermint Seeds
Hey Everyone, Upon Researching the subject of Mints, inspired by MJ and her knowledge, I realized that my Peppermint plants are in fact Spearmint. I was a little upset that my local farmers market person told me that it was Peppermint. I assumed it was.
Spearmint has a lot of the same qualities as Peppermint, That's why I am not upset at all. I will have to change the packaging of my teas and mixes.
Spearmint has a wonderful smell and tastes great in tea. Also in the bathwater. Also great for medicinal purposes.
So I have free Spearmint seeds instead of Peppermint.
Peppermint has a bolder flavor and leaves a menthol feeling in the mouth when chewed.
Spearmint is sweeter and is not as bold.
Both mints have menthol properties but not as strong.
I will locate a Peppermint plant in the spring and use that one for medicinal purposes for my tea mix for colds and congestion. Until then I am halting the sale of my soothing tea mix for colds until I get the real peppermint. I can use Spearmint for my other teas but not specifically for the Soothing teas because I need a strong menthol tea that will pack a powerful punch to colds and congestions.
Thank You, MJ for bringing this to my attention. It was never my intention to call it a Peppermint, when in fact, it is not. It's still good for my uses though, so I haven't actually misled my readers. I just simply made a mistake in the mint department. ....Kitty Clark