Peppermint is a hybrid of of Mentha spicata and M. aquatica. The plant originates from Europe and North America in moist areas and is thought to be of Mediterranean origin.
Peppermint has 40% menthol which is what gives it the cooling effect.
Spearmint only has .05% whish is why it is naturally lighter in flavor and sweeter.
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12-15 cups per ounce
Steep at boiling