Banaba Tropical Tea

Mint (Clinopodium douglasii) is a perennial herb that grows thickly and close to the ground, or at the maximum up to one foot in height. It is a fast grower, sending new offshoots from rapidly spreading roots, and at times forming a dense mat of leaves dotted with small white or purple flowers. It prefers to grow under shade and in moist soil. Gardeners sometimes use the herb as an attractive and useful ground cover.

In the Philippines and many other parts of the world, mint is more popularly known as yerba buena or herba buena, the good herb. The herb was "baptized" yerba buena by Spanish Catholic priests who settled in missions in California. But even before their arrival, and the arrival of even earlier explorers, American Indians were already familiar with the herb and used it as food and medicine (analgesic), and even as a perfume and room deodorizer. It is indigenous to Europe, northern Africa and Western Asia, and introduced to North America and Australia. Dried mint leaves dating back to 1000 BC have been discovered in Egyptian pyramids and the ancient Romans used mint in cooking, as a flavoring for wine and sauces.

Mint or yerba buena said to be one of the first herbs to be used for making tea. It was a natural choice, with its sharp and assertive, but fresh and clean scent and flavor. Mint tea, in fact, is still the most popular herbal tea or herbal drink in the world. Mint tea is now Morocco's national beverage. It is drunk throughout North Africa, and drunk throughout the day, and not only during meal times. It has become a symbol of hospitality and prepared by the head of the family for all guests.

Neuleaf Mint Tea, absolutely refreshing, a pure and natural tonic that uplifts both body and mind, is one of Neuleaf's Feel Good teas.