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mint vs spearmint


Whenever I try a recipe calling for mint I choose spearmint over mint leaves as I find the mint too strong and almost artificial in taste. Was curious to know what you prefer.

asked by puiggirl about 4 years ago
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added about 4 years ago

Spearmint FTW! Peppermint, aka mint, is good for use with chocolate, but nothing much else.

added about 4 years ago

Spearmint is the mint I'm most likely to find at the market, so I go with that. But I always give it a good sniff and taste first because its quality and intensity can vary so much and influence how much I use in any given recipe. It would be fun to try this with different mints, like pineapple mint or orange mint. I think I have a kitchen experiment to look forward to this spring!