Meadow Tea is the only tea I drank as I when I was growing up. Pennsylvania Germans always kept their cattle in the wetter bottomlands. Spearmint (Mentha spicata) came to this country in the early 1600’s, and quick jumped into the wild, loving those wet meadows where my peeps raised cows. Thus the name meadow tea was born. Ours comes from just a meadow, our neighbors growing up where Kurtz’s (Mennonite Dairymen) the family is an old one like mine. Tea grows in all of their meadows. I collected it and cultivated it in garden soil and pots and all over the place. We drink it hot in the winter, and cool in the summer, maybe just a bit of sugar, just for nice.