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Spearmint is an aromatic herb of the mint family, the common garden mint widely used for culinary purposes. It has lax, tapering spikes of flowers similar to peppermint flowers and sharply serrated leaves that are used fresh or dried to flavor many foods. The aroma and taste of spearmint are similar to those of peppermint but smoother and more grounded. Spearmint is an ingredient in several mixed drinks, such as the mojito and mint julep. Sweet tea - iced and flavored with spearmint - is a summer tradition in the South.