This French Peppermint comes from Mars, a very small village 500m high in the beautiful mountains of the National Park of Cévennes. Veronica Mas cultivates, picks and dries her peppermint manually without using any artificial fertilisers or pesticides on her tiny half-acre farm which was loaned to her in 2013 by the last farmer in her village.
We’ve tasted a lot of peppermints before finding this one and it’s rare to get a peppermint of this quality. The aroma is fresh and clean, with a slightly savoury mint flavour that fills the mouth. It is especially excellent taken in the evening or as a digestif after a meal. Best brewed with boiling water using a small leaf/water ratio and infuse for 4-5 minutes.
Veronica Mas, Mars, Cévennes, France
SIZE OF FARM
PLANTS AND PROCESSING
Mentha x piperita. Harvested, hand picked and dried Summer 2018.
100°C, 1g per 150ml. Many infusions.
Our French Peppermint comes directly from Mars, a very small village in the beautiful mountains of the Natural Park of Cévennes in France. It grows at 500 meters high, away from any kind of pollution, and it is cultivated, picked and dried manually with neither pesticide nor fertilizer by Ms Veronica Mas. Her first production started in 2013 with a land kindly loaned by the last farmer in her village and thanks to the community’s support. It includes now a total of about 0.15 ha on which she grows twelve plants, as well as wild herbs like rosemary and rose hips. Veronica defines herself as an activist and her involvement in the village’s politics, combined with her passion for music and singing, aim at making sure the environment and the water resources in that part of the Natural Park are respected.