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Mint grow well in France and is usually easy to find, unless you want dried mint. Much is spearmint, the common garden mint; you can also commonly find menthe poivrée peppermint and sometimes menthe aquatique (also known as baume d'eau, baume de rivière, bonhomme de rivière, menthe rouge, menthe à grenouille or riolet) which is mostly used in essential oil.

Mint tea is a classic herbal tea; crème de menthe is a powerfully minty liqueur, most famously Get.

Herbs and spices

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Anna