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Mintha
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Leaves and Flowers

Mintha

In Greek mythology, Mintha (or Minthe) was a Naiad nymph beloved by Hades. When she claimed to be superior to Hades’ wife Persephone, the angry goddess transformed Mintha into the mint plant. Hades, trying to comfort her, gave Mintha a delightful and fragrant scent so all would appreciate her sweetness. Mintha subsequently became a sacred plant of Hades, and has come to be a associated with metamorphosed beauty. Beautiful peppermint is coalesced in perfect harmony with anise hyssop to create a fresh, sweet, uplifting blend that is beloved in the morning in the place of caffeine to awaken more gently, or in the evening as a digestif. Delicious hot or iced.

1oz rice paper pouch/approximately 18-20 servings

All organic: anise hyssop, peppermint, tarragon

Place 1-3g tea in 8oz of hot water for 3-4 minutes. Strain leaves from water and enjoy. Save leaves to re-steep if desired.

Founded in 2014 by Anna Morton and Emily Erb, Leaves and Flowers is a California-based tea company offering a unique selection of handcrafted botanical infusions and small batch teas.

Anna and Emily utilize locally grown botanicals to create their infusions, in hopes of offering a botanical experience that honors the beauty and lore of the plants. Inspiration comes from the plants themselves – the mythology of their medicine, their potent leaves, delicate flowers, and the intoxicating aroma and flavor they release when infused. Leaves and Flowers botanical infusions are produced by hand in small batches in their California workshop. Herbs are freshly procured from local farms, then sorted, dried and blended by hand. The climate controlled drying room is designed to preserve the plants at the peak of their vitality. Once the herbs have been dried, they are stripped from the stem and stored away from light and air to maintain their impeccable vibrancy. When blending, herbal ingredients are kept as whole and intact as possible.

Leaves and Flowers Camellia sinensis teas are sourced from around the world and chosen for their impeccable quality and flavor. Like the herbal drying and blending methods, much of Camellia sinensis harvesting and processing is carried out by hand. Buds and leaves are hand-picked, then skillfully oxidized, pan­fired, rolled or fermented to achieve the desired result. All of Leaves and Flowers botanical infusions and teas are loose leaf, and sustainably grown and harvested.  

All the farms they work with apply sustainable farming practices. No chemicals or pesticides are used in the cultivation of their herbs or teas. 

The Intention

In Greek mythology, Mintha (or Minthe) was a Naiad nymph beloved by Hades. When she claimed to be superior to Hades’ wife Persephone, the angry goddess transformed Mintha into the mint plant. Hades, trying to comfort her, gave Mintha a delightful and fragrant scent so all would appreciate her sweetness. Mintha subsequently became a sacred plant of Hades, and has come to be a associated with metamorphosed beauty. Beautiful peppermint is coalesced in perfect harmony with anise hyssop to create a fresh, sweet, uplifting blend that is beloved in the morning in the place of caffeine to awaken more gently, or in the evening as a digestif. Delicious hot or iced.

1oz rice paper pouch/approximately 18-20 servings

The Ingredients

All organic: anise hyssop, peppermint, tarragon

The Ritual

Place 1-3g tea in 8oz of hot water for 3-4 minutes. Strain leaves from water and enjoy. Save leaves to re-steep if desired.

The Leaves and Flowers Story

Founded in 2014 by Anna Morton and Emily Erb, Leaves and Flowers is a California-based tea company offering a unique selection of handcrafted botanical infusions and small batch teas.

Anna and Emily utilize locally grown botanicals to create their infusions, in hopes of offering a botanical experience that honors the beauty and lore of the plants. Inspiration comes from the plants themselves – the mythology of their medicine, their potent leaves, delicate flowers, and the intoxicating aroma and flavor they release when infused. Leaves and Flowers botanical infusions are produced by hand in small batches in their California workshop. Herbs are freshly procured from local farms, then sorted, dried and blended by hand. The climate controlled drying room is designed to preserve the plants at the peak of their vitality. Once the herbs have been dried, they are stripped from the stem and stored away from light and air to maintain their impeccable vibrancy. When blending, herbal ingredients are kept as whole and intact as possible.

Leaves and Flowers Camellia sinensis teas are sourced from around the world and chosen for their impeccable quality and flavor. Like the herbal drying and blending methods, much of Camellia sinensis harvesting and processing is carried out by hand. Buds and leaves are hand-picked, then skillfully oxidized, pan­fired, rolled or fermented to achieve the desired result. All of Leaves and Flowers botanical infusions and teas are loose leaf, and sustainably grown and harvested.  

All the farms they work with apply sustainable farming practices. No chemicals or pesticides are used in the cultivation of their herbs or teas. 

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