Very strong flavoured variety of Spearmint. Grows enthusiastically. Makes a very strong flavoured Mint tea
Latin Name: Mentha spicata 'Tashkent' (Mint 'Tashkent')
Soil Type: Moist
Where should I plant this variety? Sun/partial shade
How tall does it grow? Approx. 40cm-50cm, but can grow to 80cm
How much space does it need? Spreads rapidly. Keep contained
When does it flower? Light coloured flowers summer
Top care tips: Cut back regularly but especially after flowering. Keep contained!
One of our best sellers is Tashkent Mint or Mentha spicata 'Tashkent' to it’s close personal friends. We love this variety of Mint and it’s clear that you guys do also.
Tashkent Mint is a very, very, very, very strong variety of Spearmint. It packs a much more intense flavour than normal Spearmint, Garden Mint or indeed our very own fabulous Moroccan Mint. This herb is not subtle. This is turbo charged Mint!
It will enjoy being planted in moist soil in sun or partial shade. And this Mint will reach an impressive 80cm tall, on strong, firm and slightly architectural stems - of course, in reality it won’t be likely to reach this height because you will be drinking so much of it in tea or with cocktails! It’s important to keep it contained, it really wants to travel and see the world!
The Mint tea that this plant produces is so strong. It is deep and delicious in flavour. We love it, only one cup per day though!
Delivery options explained
Pre-order delivery option
From January to March, customers are able to pre-order herbs for delivery later in spring, to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. We begin dispatch of pre-orders from late March, once all items in your order are available for dispatch in one delivery, as some varieties will be available a little later in the year than others. You will receive notification when this dispatch takes place along with tracking information but if you would like an estimated delivery date after placing your pre-order, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Order Now delivery option
From late March to autumn, herbs will be available for immediate dispatch subject to their availability. We dispatch our fresh potted herbs Monday-Wednesday each week to avoid postal delays over the weekend. We aim to dispatch all fresh herb orders in less than seven days, i.e. an order placed Thursday-Sunday would likely be dispatched the following Monday. Orders placed Monday-Tuesday, we would aim to dispatch by the Wednesday of that week.
If you have a specific dispatch date that you would like us to aim towards, please do not hesitate to let us know. We can't guarantee a particular date but will strive to do our best for you.
All orders are dispatched via a next day courier, ensuring that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health. For customers in the Highlands, Channel Islands and Northern Ireland this is a 48-hour delivery service.
Please note that we do not offer a collection service. Our site is not suitable to receive visitors and this is a rule that we have to apply universally out of respect to our neighbours and family.
We aim to reuse packaging as much as possible. Your herbs will be delivered in taupe recyclable pots. We are moving over to using plastic blister cell packaging which contains at least 90% recycled content and is itself 100% recyclable. These things are important to you and are important to us.
Occasionally due to circumstances beyond our control, problems can arise. If you are not satisfied in the condition of your plants upon reaching you, please contact us as soon as possible providing pictures so that we can deal with your enquiry and feedback to our courier service. We will endeavour to ensure a resolution is reached that leaves you satisfied.