This caffeine free tea (also known as yerbabuena) has a very refreshing flavor and can be enjoyed any time of day. This herb is used in the sweet tea enjoyed in the American south, it is also an ingredient of Moroccan tea. Spearmint leaves are also used to flavor alcoholic mixed drinks like the mojito.
Spearmint is native to Europe and Asia but has been spread all over the world. It is also known as garden mint, common mint, lamb mint and mackerel mint. Spearmint is often grown in pots or planters because it will quickly spread out over a large area. It has a long history of use as a food and beverage flavoring and traditional medicine.