peppermint

Mint- The Smell and Taste of Summer

It's likely mint is one of the most popular tastes and smells in our culture.  Spearmint and peppermint gum, peppermint oil, candy canes, and a cup of mint tea, are found in most households.  Mint has a strong stimulating response, and when put into the air, is cleansing and refreshing.  Even though we find this strong herb in many candies, oils, or teas, it's unusual for many to think of it as a food.