Native Bush Mint is an evergreen shrub which can grow to 2 metres in height. It grows naturally all along the South East mainland along riverbanks and rocky hillsides. It also grows in Tasmania but is considered a threatened species there. It is now being propagated for commercial use.
Bearing rounded leaves and flowering with a purple bloom in a ring shape, this herbal bush has a strong mint flavour with a warm thyme after-taste. Although traditionally used for curatives for cold and flu symptoms and stomach upsets, this herb is mostly used for culinary purposes now.
Reminiscent of its namesake, it works wonderfully in mojitos and mint juleps or any dish that asks for mint but it brings more depth to the flavor.