All mints thrive near pools of water, lakes, rivers, and cool, moist spots in partial shade. In general, mints tolerate a wide range of conditions and can be grown in full sun.
They are fast-growing, extending their reach along surfaces through a network of runners. Due to their speedy growth, one plant of each desired mint, along with a bit of care, will provide more than enough mint for home use.
The leaf, fresh or dried, is the culinary source of mint. Fresh mint is usually preferred over dried mint when storage of the mint is not a problem. The leaves have a warm, fresh, aromatic, sweet flavor with a cool aftertaste and go well in teas, beverages, jellies, syrups, candies, and ice creams. In Middle Eastern cuisine, mint is used in lamb dishes, while in British and American cuisine, it appears in mint sauce and mint jelly.
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