An important herb since medieval times, mint long has been a symbol of hospitality. Romans rubbed the herb on serving boards before they presented meals to guests. There are more than 600 varieties of mint, each having a range of flavor. Many varieties are so similar in nature that they can be used interchangeably.
The bluish flowers of this mint variety add a pretty hue to any garden.
Rub the leaves or taste a bit of this mint variety, and you'll understand the reason for its name.