6 Great Mints to Grow

Mint is an herb that wears many hats. It not only delivers a perfect pop of flavor in both sweet and savory dishes but garnishes beautifully in a myriad of different drinks. Do you know your way around this refreshing and easy-to-grow herb? Here are 6 of our favorite varieties.

Chocolate: Tastes like a peppermint patty.
It's fun to nibble and good for warm tea-or added to ice cream.

Curly: Has a pleasant fragrance.
The texture is a bit rough for eating, but it's a fun garnish for cold drinks and berried desserts.

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Kentucky Colonel: Mild fruity-spearmint flavor.
The Kentucky Colonel is the traditional choice for mojitos and mint julep. It's also good added to lemonade or iced tea for a doubly cool and refreshing kick.

Egyptian: Strong spearmint and fruit fragrance
Egyptian is a good choice for savory dishes like tabbouleh or raita (Indian yogurt salad).

Habek: Musky and rather savory fragrance.
Habek is the ultimate companion to iced tea.

Moroccan: Contains elements of both spearmint and peppermint.
This variety is ideal for salads, but also makes a great tea.

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