Tea glossary

All (4) Herbs (3) Fruits (1)
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Peppermint

A hybrid of the spearmint and watermint, the peppermint is an aromatic herbaceous plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family. It first appeared in England in the 12th century. Today, the essential oil of the peppermint is widely used in the food industry and in making various types of medicine.

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Passionflower (herb)

​Passion flower has its origins in Mexico. The passion flower (also known as the passion vine) is a climbing plant found in hot, tropical regions of the world. When in bloom, it is adorned with magnificent flowers. Its refreshing fruit has beautiful, fragrant flesh.

Plantain Leaves
Plantain

The plantain, called "white man's footprint" by Native Americans, is a small herbaceous plant. The leaves have a flavour reminiscent of mushrooms combined with a hint of sorrel. The leaves of some plantain varieties may be eaten raw, cooked or used in infusions.

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Pomegranate

The pomegranate is a hardy shrub belonging to the Lythraceae family. Originating in Western Asia, the pomegranate is now found in hot and temperate regions around the world. The large fruit has a beautiful reddish colour. The name derives from the Latin words for "apple" and "seeded," the latter due to the many seeds contained by the fruit. In ancient times, the pomegranate was considered a symbol of fertility.