Recognising peppermint is easy: the leaves look just like the mint we’re used to, the only difference is at the tip with its little purplish-blue flower.
It doesn’t grow alone – look for shrubs. Gather a big bouquet and tie the base together with some string or an elastic band. Hang it upside down and let it dry for 3-4 days.
Check that the leaves inside the bouquet are dry too. When everything is properly dry, pick off each flower and each leaf and pop them in a clean, dry jar.
Your after-dinner tisane is ready! Once your water is boiling add a dozen leaves and one or two flowers to your teapot and let it infuse for a good 10 minutes. Taste!