The sweet, highly aromatic Pennyroyal Mint, had an important role in the cuisine of the ancient Greeks and Romans but culinary use dwindled during the Medieval era. Today it is known only by a small portion of herb lovers and it is used mostly in tea brews. However, creative cooks will love experimenting with this sophisticated herb.
Sourcing: A small quantity is shipped to us every year, from a natural plantation near Parga. Our supplier harvests only a few kilos every year exclusively for Daphnis and Chloe.
How to use: This mint has a flowery fragrance with subtle notes of menthol. Use in small quantities to give an edgy, fresh sweetness that recalls spearmint to your stews, soups, herbal teas or syrups. You’ll need a teaspoon (that’s less than 1g) per teacup. Simmer for 5 at 95C, covered. Strain and serve.
Entire blossoms, 14g/0.49oz Net Wt
This caddy makes 20 generous portions.
It should not be used during pregnancy and lactation without medical advice.