When it comes to invigorating and refreshing flavors, few ingredients can rival the timeless allure of mint. With a crisp and cool essence, mint has been a beloved herb for centuries. At Bigelow Tea, we embrace its captivating qualities and infuse it into many of our delicious blends. Join us on a delightful minty journey as we explore its history and wellness benefits while exploring why this essential ingredient makes so many Bigelow teas world class.
A Glimpse into Mint's Storied Past
Mint's aromatic appeal traces back to ancient times, with the oldest written records of mint herbs dating back to ancient Babylon (1800 BC), where it was cherished by cultures around the world. The ancient Egyptians cultivated mint for its culinary and medicinal properties, while the Greeks and Romans believed in its invigorating qualities. The name for the herb stems from a Greek myth where the goddess Persephone turned a nymph named Minthe into a plant. Fast forward to the modern age and mint has become a staple in the culinary and tea worlds thanks to its refreshing taste and cooling effect.
Wellness Benefits of Mint
Besides its delightful flavor, mint also boasts numerous good-for-you benefits. Scientifically known as Mentha, studies say this herb is rich in antioxidants and is known for its soothing properties which may aid in digestion and relieving stomach discomfort. At Bigelow Tea, we harness the power of mint to create blends that not only delight the taste buds but also contribute to your well-being.
As a family-owned company that has been blending teas for three generations, Bigelow Tea carefully selects the highest quality ingredients for each recipe. Our 100% American-grown mint in particular comes from the Pacific Northwest thanks to a multi-generational family of growers who, since the 1960s when we first sought the best spearmint, demonstrated the same uncompromising care and artisanship when it came to the craft of growing mint. Each year the father and son team expertly grow acres of the finest quality mint that is meticulously harvested twice a year. The superior quality of their mint, the cleanliness of their processing and the traceability of the mint from “crop to cup” are what make them ideal long-standing partners with the Bigelow family then and today.
Bigelow Tea’s Mint Blends
Bigelow Tea offers an array of mint-infused blends that will transport you to a world of invigorating freshness. Mint Medley Herbal Tea features a harmonious combination of spearmint and peppermint, creating a symphony of cool and refreshing flavors, while Perfectly Mint Black Tea has been a long-standing fan favorite of minty goodness coupled with robust black tea which is delicious hot or over ice. Bigelow Benefits STRESS FREE Rose and Mint Herbal tea is a beautifully balanced caffeine-free herbal tea that features sweet floral notes combined with a slight fruity tang, all cooled with a hint of delicious peppermint. Peppermint Herbal Tea is a caffeine-free blend with crisp minty notes to awaken your senses. Additionally, paired with chamomile and other calming herbs, Sweet Dreams Herbal Tea combines the soothing qualities of mint to help you unwind and relax. And when you need to stay hydrated try Botanical Watermelon Cucumber Mint Cold Water Infusion, a lightly flavored water that has delicate watermelon, refreshing cucumber, and a hint of fresh mint, perfect for sipping at home or on the go.
Mint is more than just an ingredient, it is an experience that leaves you feeling refreshed and revitalized. With a myriad of flavors, there is a mint-infused blend for every palate. Indulge in the timeless allure of mint and elevate your Bigelow experience to new heights.