Aromatic and fresh with a cool aftertaste, mint leaves are most commonly used in savory and sweet jellies, teas, syrups, candies, cocktails, and ice cream. Spearmint and peppermint are the most common varieties (the term mint on its own most commonly refers to the former), but there are many other cultivars, including grapefruit, pineapple, and chocolate.

Often used in its tea form to aid digestion, mint is also a nutrient dense herb, boasting high levels of vitamins A and C, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium and calcium.