Cultivate the City’s Niraj Ray at Calabash Tea for a fun Mint Family class – tomorrow, Thursday, 09-15-2016

You are familiar with the Cultivate the City lot at 1412  North Capitol Street NW?


Cultivate the City

See this Cultivate the City event announcement:

Join us for a fun interactive class on The Mint Family feat. Dr. Sunyatta Amen of Calabash Tea and Niraj Ray of Cultivate the City!

Mint! Much beloved and used more throughout history than any other herb all over the world. Are you familiar with the many members of the mint family? You might know that basil is a mint family member. But did you also know that lavender, oregano, rosemary, thyme are also mint family members?
We’ll cover:

-Who is in the mint family… and who ain’t
-Health benefits, beauty uses & fun folklore facts
-How to prepare mint family herbs to eat/drink
-What makes mint minty: the science of menthol
-How to ID mint plants
-How to grow your own, what grows best in this area, how to keep them alive (Hello!)

Herbal Happy Hour Includes:
-1 complimentary drink you create! A mint muddled Kombucha cocktail (alcoholic) or mocktail (non-alcoholic)
-Tasty try at home recipes featuring mint family! Mojito/ Mint Cilantro Chutney/ Chocolate Mint Ice Cream, Thai Basil Stir Fry & more
Then drink up and ask questions!

Available for purchase: Mint Based Teas, Mint Syrups and Various Fruit Shrubs

A link to our facebook event:

and the eventbrite link:


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