Australian Mint Bush

My favourite mint to add a distinctive note to herbal teas is from Australia. We have three types native to our sunburnt country, all of which can grow in the south. After much experimentation, I found Round Leaf Mint is my choice for the Mint Lavender tisane.

Unlike the other native mints – river mint, peppermint gum – the mint bush grows plentifully, is easy to harvest and regenerates, making it a perfect choice for this delicate tisane. The round leaves are a little different to other mint varieties so you easily recognise it. My friends Gil and Meredith from Korumburra grow and sieve the mint to just the right size for our silky pyramids for you to enjoy.

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