Snipping Sprigs of Spearmint

Spearmint (Mentha spicata) is a branching perennial herb of Mediterranean origin. Mint belongs to the family of Lamiaceae, along with basil, beebalm, giant hyssop, ground ivy, lavender, marjoram, oregano,  perilla, rosemary, sage, savory, skullcap, thyme, and wild bergamot. The family also (surprisingly) includes chia, and (even more surprisingly) coleus and teak. Mint folklore began in ancient mythology. Mint or Mintha, is named […]