What exactly is the flavour of Mint? What sets Spearmint apart from peppermint and how is it used differently?

What exactly is the flavour of Mint? What sets Spearmint apart from peppermint and how is it used differently?

What exactly is spearmint? Spearmint (Mentha Spicata) is a naturally occurring mint species with sweet overtones that are refreshing and penetrating. It has a distinct aroma and is frequently used in toothpaste, chewing gum, candy, and ice cream. Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) is slightly more bitter than spearmint and is the most used Mint in shisha tobacco industry. So, what sets them apart?

Mint is a flavour that has long been used in the tobacco industry. There are numerous varieties, but the two most common are Spearmint (which contains less menthol) and Peppermint (which has a cooling effect on your mouth and throat when smoked!). In this blog, we’ll define “mint flavouring” to help you use it in your shisha flavour pairing and mixing ratio.

In the Shisha tobacco market, standard Mint flavours contain some percentage of both Spearmint and Peppermint. The Mint flavour of shisha tobacco is made bright and powerful by the combination of both peppermint and spearmint. The natural chemical ingredient “Carvone” is responsible for Spearmint’s mild flavour. Peppermint has a flavour like Spearmint, but it contains menthol, which makes it stronger and more pronounced. Menthol is found in both Spearmint and Peppermint, but Peppermint has a higher menthol content (40% vs. 005% in Spearmint).

TABAKU offers a selection of mint flavours designed specifically for shisha smokers to use when experimenting with new shisha flavour combinations. We allow Shisha Australia  Smokers to create unique mixes by providing two different mints, which is especially appreciated by professional shisha smokers who have a well-developed can detect finer nuances in shisha tobacco flavours.

TABAKU Peppermint

When mixed with robust flavours like Chocolate or Lemon, Peppermint’s uplifting effects are boosted to a greater degree.

TABAKU Spearmint

When combined with spicy flavours, such as Earl Gray, Cinnamon or Anise, Spearmint is a delicious addition to shisha flavours like Double Apple and Strawberry Tea.

TABAKU Dark Mint

Strong Peppermint that is excellent for adding to winter flavours and it is excellent for pairing with TABAKU citrous flavours such as Ice Lemon, Fresh, or Lime Grapefruit.

TABAKU Subzero

Strong Ice Blast has no taste or smell and is ideal for adding to sensitive flavours like Peach and Grape when you want to add extra coolness without disturbing the main flavour by adding the taste of peppermint or spearmint.

TABAKU Black Mint

a combination of honey and mint flavours with shisha tobacco, one of TABAKU’s old school flavours derived from the previous generation of shisha tobacco. TABAKU adds both Spearmint and Peppermint to this one-of-a-kind shisha tobacco.


Gum Mint or Wintergreen was once such a popular tea plant that it was given the common name teaberry (hence the name of the gum). It’s a subtle, sweet, minty flavour, more complex and sophisticated than Peppermint or Spearmint.

What separates them? The taste and amount of menthol!

If you’re looking for a Mint flavour that will tantalize your taste buds, look no further than TABAKU Mint Collection! Order now to experience the difference for yoursel