Spearmint has strong flavor and fragrance that is released with simple bruising. It’s the best mint variety for hot and cold drinks. Toss bruised leaves into ice water for a or add to iced tea. Spearmint is used for flavoring beverages such as mojito. Also know as Yerba Buena.
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Mint - Mint is a wonderful herb for the beginning gardener. Plant it where you don't mind if it spreads, or keep it from rambling in a container. There are many different varieties of mint to choose: unique flavors like chocolate, orange, pineapple, and classics like spearmint or peppermint. There is even a variety called 'Mojito Mint'.
To prepare the traditional Moroccan tea, keep the following essentials in mind. The tea must be green, with a mild flavor. The mint must be fresh (absolutely not dried), and it must be spearmint. The tea is traditionally very sweet; there is always sugar in the bottom of the glasses in Morocco. The tea should be served in small glasses with several fresh mint sprigs in each glass. This recipe is excerpted from Herbs in the Kitchen by Carolyn Dille and Susan Belsinger, Interweave Press, 19...
Mint planted in barrels - Prevent mint plants from completely taking over the garden by planting in half-barrels or containers. Create attractive design by planting different mint variety in each container, such as orange, ginger, peppermint, spearmint, and chocolate mint. Our mint went crazy and took over the blackberries and the strawberries.
Mint - Spearmint, peppermint, and chocolate mint are just a few of the many mint varieties available. All are rapid spreaders, making them suitable as groundcovers in confined areas, such as a parking strip or an area bounded by a foundation and sidewalk. Or grow it in a container to prevent it overtaking garden neighbors. Mint prefers partial shade but tolerates full sun