Crush the leaves and you'll quickly smell the strong apple scent of the Apple Mint. The fruity taste is sweeter than most mints. It's the perfect mint for use in summer salads, fruit dishes and it makes a beautiful tea. It also pairs nicely with peas and potatoes.
Try mixing it with chamomile or lavender for a fragrant and calming herbal tea. Apple Mint is also good mixed in with cream cheese for tea sandwiches or appetizers. The fruity taste adds a nice sweetness to the mixture and is a terrific partner to berries or other fruits.
Apple Mint is not as invasive as other mints, so you can plant this in your garden instead of keeping it confined to pots.
Come by the Herbary or the Farmers Markets this weekend and get some Apple Mint. You'll love all the ways you can use it.