| Peppermint |
| Mentha x piperita piperita|
| Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Beverage/Aromatic/Industrial
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-9) |
Peppermint tea is an old favourite -- a refreshing alternative to coffee and regular tea. Excellent for stomach indigestion. Lends its spiciness to many dishes. Don’t be fooled by seeds labelled as ‘peppermint’, peppermint can’t produce seeds because its flowers are sterile.