Do you love mint as much as I do??? Seems I can't smell mint without thinking of my childhood in Provence when my parents would send me to stay with my aunt and uncle during summer vacation. My "tata" would make me mint tea in the afternoon from the mint she would pick from her garden. Sometimes we would have flan....chocolat flan! It was not homemade but from a box mix. Go figure??? It was the best thing I'd ever had and I would dream of it often when back home and would plead with my mother to find it for me here or at least send for some. I remember her getting it and making it a few times but it was never as good as when I was there. I never told her, not after she had made the extra effort to get it special for me. The other day I realized I had to cut back some of the mint in the flats we had so instead of throwing it in the compost bucket like we usually do I decided to take some home with me.
I picked apple, ginger, chocolate and regular peppermint.
The chocolate mint leaf does actually look a little darker like there's chocolate running thru it. It makes a great tea. Apple mint is a little milder and sweeter. Ginger a little tangy and has a bit of gold coloring to the leaf. Peppermint...well you all know what that smells and tastes like.
This is a new variety called "Rainforest Sunrise"
....and this is "Orange Marmalade"