Mint is a perennial herb related to basil, rosemary, lavender and thyme. It is grown for its leaves and oil.
Mint can be dried or used fresh in both sweet and savory dishes.
Good flavor pairings for mint include citrus, berries, seafood, lamb, melons, peas, beans, and chocolate.
Use fresh mint to flavor beverages or garnish a plate.
Store chocolate mint as you would fresh flowers, stem ends down in a glass of water, loosely covered with a plastic bag in the fridge or sealed in a plastic bag in the fridge with a paper towel or dishcloth to absorb moisture.
Chocolate mint can also be dried. See a step by step guide for drying mint.