(Mentha x piperita citrata ‘Grapefruit’)
Another common plant with a delightful citrus flavour. The mint has a strong overtone of grapefruit making it a great tea herb.
Partners well with other mints, scented geraniums, orange thyme, lemon and lime verbena for teas and sweet dishes. Use in any cool dish that requires a citrus-mint flavour.
Add late in the cooking as the grapefruit flavour is quite delicate. Finely chop leaves and use them in sauces and drizzles for desserts, steep whole leaves in boiling water to create a refreshing tea. Place handful of Grapefruit Mint, 3 teaspoons jasmine green tea, sugar or Stevia to taste in teapot.
Mints require open soil with summer moisture. Given these conditions they can run away so should be planted where this is desired or in large pots.
Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed will keep it looking its best. Cut back annually to keep under control.
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