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What’s the difference between Mint and Peppermint?

When we were tasting a Chamomile Peppermint Tea this afternoon, I asked myself what’s the difference between Mint and Peppermint?

According to Wikipedia, Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between the watermint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). The plant, indigenous to Europe, is now widespread in cultivation throughout all regions of the world. It is found wild occasionally with its parent species. Also, Peppermint has a long tradition of medicinal use, with archaeological evidence placing its use at least as far back as ten thousand years ago!!!

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