Mint is grown for its aromatic and flavourful leaves. Oval and serrated, the leaves of mint are indented with veins and come to a point. They impart a fresh clean scent and a strong mint flavour with sweet overtones. Leaves are commonly bright to dark green in Colour. Young leaves will have the best flavour and texture, leaves allowed to mature on the plant for too long will become bitter and woodsy in flavour. The cool taste and sensation mint imparts is a result of the naturally occurring compound, menthol contained in the herb.