Mint is a widely used herb with wonderful citrus, lightening flavours. Although fresh mint leaves are preferred if available, they do dry well. Bowles mint is the common mint which grows too prolifically in many people's gardens but which has a good clean apple-cum-spearmint flavour. Mint leaves are often used in teas and tisanes, as well as making an excellent accompaniment to pulses in chickpea dishes and the like.. In Middle Eastern cuisine, mint is used on lamb dishes, while in British cuisine and American cuisine, mint sauce and mint jelly are used, respectively. Mint is an essential ingredient in Touareg tea, a popular tea in northern African and Arab countries.

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