Water Mint (Mentha aquatica) In the early summer the leaf is tender, fresh and flavorful. Once it puts up the flower in the mid-to-late summer, the gorgeous purple flower is where you'll find the best flavor.
Leaf A cooling, light and sweet wild mint. Broken into smaller pieces and sparingly tossed through a salad, these leaves bring a welcome aroma to a salad (it’s hard to imagine that mint could be so well placed in a salad until you’ve tried it!). If that doesn’t float your boat then this mint makes a mighty fine cup of tea which can be cooled and poured over ice for a refreshing drink during warm weather.
Flowers These flowers are a superb example of water mint's flavor and beauty all at once. Good with lamb, chocolate and mojitos. Harvesting in late summer.