Mint, mint and more mint… We have three types native mint in our sunburnt country, all of which can grow in the southern parts of Australia. The Australian Mint Bush is a favourite mint of mine, adding a distinctive note to herbal teas. After much experimentation, the Round Leaf Mint was my choice for the Mint Lavender tisane along with pure peppermint and the ancient and refreshing Egyptian spearmint. Unlike the other native mints – river mint and peppermint gum – the mint bush grows plentifully, is easy to harvest and regenerates, making it a perfect choice for this delicate tisane. The round leaves are a little different to other mint varieties so you easily recognise it. Friends, Gil and Meredith from Korumburra grow and sieve the mint to just the right size for our silky pyramids. I’ve also added the extra sensory pleasure of lavender and baby blue corn flowers to further the soothing and flavourful experience of this caffeine free tisane. Let me share my secrets to the perfect cup of tea… Place a pyramid in your favourite cup. Pour in heated, not boiling water (approx 85°). Infuse for 3-5 minutes and inhale the aromas as you slow down and anticipate that first satisfying sip.