Aromatics, Inc, currently processes both conventional and certified organic peppermint and spearmint leaves for tea companies worldwide. Aromatics acquires their peppermint and spearmint raw materials from farmers located in Washington and Oregon.
Throughout the processing of the mint leaves a variety of tests are performed to ensure each one of our customer’s specifications are attained. These test measure the material’s density, leaf size, oil content, water activity, moisture content, & acid insoluble ash content.
The original business plan involved selling mint essential oil to companies making toothpaste and chewing gum. But it did not take long to realize that the business opportunity was not in selling mint oil, but rather dried mint leaf to the international herbal tea industry.