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Fig Leaf & Mint Herbal Tea, "Imagination" Tea, 2 Oz Metal Tin or Paper Tin-Tie Refill Bag

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Fig leaf tea has a taste similar to green tea, but naturally decaffeinated, and with notes of coconut, floral, and honey, especially when sweetened.  We add our own hand-picked, wild-type "Virginia" peppermint leaves for a refreshing minty "imagination" tea (just say "fig-mint" and it all makes sense!). 

This fig leaf tea is grown in our hoophouse, and allowed to dry naturally on the plant.  At frost, the leaves wilt and dry on the trees, and we collect them by hand and store them for use the rest of the year.  We prefer the taste of the naturally-frost-dried leaves over picking them green and drying them - for lack of a better comparison I think of it as a hay-type flavor compared to green grass.  Both are pleasant, but we find the naturally dried version to have a softer, warmer, more mellow flavor.  We harvest the mint growing wild in our orchard throughout the summer, drying it in our solar dehydrator and storing it for use throughout the year. 

We use organic practices for our figs and everything else we grow here, and have been Certified Naturally Grown in the past - we have let our certification lapse as we move away from vegetable production, but we still follow organic practices in all our growing.