The primary flavor profile of mint is a subtly sweet taste and cool sensation that comes from the menthol contained in the herb.
This chemical sends a message to the brain that it’s consuming something cold, triggering a chilly sensation that gives the effect that the herb is cooling the mouth.
Because of this unique flavor, mint is commonly added as a garnish. Mint is used to perfume sweet and savory dishes and to flavor tea. To prepare a refreshing drink, the most suitable quality is peppermint.
Here is a recipe: prepare an infusion with green tea, mint and a few leaves of sage.