U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-18-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Culebra/1604 area
337 posts, read 839,813 times
Reputation: 163
Cool Where to buy mint leaves??????????

I have been to almost every supermarket and have yet to find fresh mint leaves in any of them. Does anyone know of where they might sell fresh mint leaves in San Antonio?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-18-2008, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Oak Park
6 posts, read 108,430 times
Reputation: 19
Why not grow your own? Mint grows quickly and it's easy for beginning gardeners. You can even grow it in containers on your patio. One word of caution though... if you're planting it in your garden, plant it inside a plastic pail with the bottom cut out - it propagates via underground runners and can take over a garden in no time!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2008, 06:12 PM
 
554 posts, read 1,545,355 times
Reputation: 181
I've seen them at my H-E-B before. But its not something I look for regularly. Try the farmers market. There's one on Saturday mornings at Olmos Basin (Jackson Keller & McCullough) and there's always a guy there selling all sorts of herbs. He might have mint.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
5,693 posts, read 8,482,941 times
Reputation: 14020
I've seen it for sale at the HEB Plus

Check the garden section...they have it growing in pots for you to keep fresh until you need it!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: in my mind
2,746 posts, read 9,499,647 times
Reputation: 1491
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paka View Post
I've seen it for sale at the HEB Plus

Check the garden section...they have it growing in pots for you to keep fresh until you need it!
I think I bought my mint plants at Calloway's but WalMart, Home Depot, Lowe's, and some HEB's should have them.

I second the "why not grow it" suggestion. I started with 4 tiny mint plants and now have an entire small BED of it. Yum. It will take over though so if you plant it in a bed, make sure you put in borders and make sure you are okay with it taking over!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2008, 08:20 PM
 
869 posts, read 1,821,399 times
Reputation: 550
Rainbow Gardens on Thousand Oaks is where I got my mint plants. Plant them in a pot or in the ground and watch it grow. RG has several kinds of mint: peppermint, spearmint, pineapple mint, chocolate mint and orange mint are the kinds I have growing in pots. Good in iced tea during the summer! yum!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2008, 08:40 PM
 
Location: in my mind
2,746 posts, read 9,499,647 times
Reputation: 1491
Speaking of mint, since I have a ton... I have a question. Do I have to dry it first to make mint tea?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2008, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Oak Park
6 posts, read 108,430 times
Reputation: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by fierce_flawless View Post
Speaking of mint, since I have a ton... I have a question. Do I have to dry it first to make mint tea?
You can, or you can use a "muddler" and crush it in the cup/glass before you pour your tea into it.

EDIT: Technically, I think it's called "bruising" the mint. It releases the oils from the leaf.

If you don't know what a "muddler" is - it's the thing the bartender is using in the glass in the Mojito TV commercials. You can get one anywhere that sells barware for less than $5.

Last edited by Dichotomy62; 07-18-2008 at 09:40 PM.. Reason: I'm old and I remember things later.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Culebra/1604 area
337 posts, read 839,813 times
Reputation: 163
WOW!!! Thank you everyone, for all the replies! I agree with growing my own. That thought never crossed my mind before. Thank you. I will try to HEB plus nearest to me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-18-2008, 09:42 PM
 
472 posts, read 1,180,719 times
Reputation: 255
You can pick some up at any of your local botanicas like PAPA JIMS on S. Flores at Southcross.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top