Mint, Karnak Farm 2021
If you think you know mint, this one may be a surprise: from its floral aroma, balanced flavor and chartreuse color when brewed, it offers a mellow and buttery take on the beloved herbal. It’s grown at an organic farm in southern Maine from a lesser-known variety called apple mint or woolly mint (Mentha suaveolens).
The purity of flavor comes from careful production: the farmer harvests only the first cut of the leaves—most mint herbals contain a blend of the first and the lower-oil-content second cuts. After several days of solar drying, the leaves are then gently machine-threshed and cut to yield consistent size. Naturally caffeine-free, this infusion will relax and soothe.
Country: United States
Tasting Notes: bright, sweet, buttery
Year of Production: Summer 2021