One of my friends says her mom does this, and I'm growing spearmint. Does it taste any good. Spearmint is supposed to be good for you, right?
Can you really pluck off a spearmint leaf and just start chewing on it?
It doesn't taste as good as Wrigley's Spearmint but it's good and it's good for you (it doesn't have all of those bad chemicals that chewing gums have) :)
Reply:Sure you can. You can pick off and eat many herb leaves... some taste better than others. I wouldn't try rosemary or bay leaves because they're hard... but all the mints are good like this.
I tend to pick a bunch of them and make fresh mint tea by chopping them a bit and pouring boiling water over them. Sweeten if you like, honey is good. The different varieties of mint make different tasting teas, and all are good.
Reply:yes you can. its a mouth freshner and an excellent digestive too.crush a few leaves and throw it in sweet lime water . you wont have a better refreshing drink. tea with mint leaves taken without milk tastes excellent . it need time to get used to it though
Reply:Sure you can! It's supposed to be good for an upset stomach. We have it growing in our garden and I like to get about ten leaves, tear them up, and put them in the coffee grounds before I brew it.