Add mint leaves to sauce for lamb, or butter sauce for fresh steamed vegetables. Mix with a little sugar sprinkle for a superb steamed or poached carrot side dish. And for a wonderful summer treat, steep a pinch of mint leaves with black tea, pour over ice and relax! Milder than peppermint, mint is a popular tea herb, and is used to flavor chewing gums, soaps, confections, and in making mint juleps and jelly. Its cool, aromatic fragrance is a favorite bath scent.