Cut Mint Bush Herb

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Cut Mint Bush (aka Native Thyme) is a type of native mint once used as a medicinal herb, but now more commonly features in cooking and herbal teas. It’s a highly aromatic shrub, rich in essential oils, giving off a minty aroma when crushed or rubbed, releasing a mint essence into the atmosphere. It is one of the most aromatic of Australia's bush foods. During spring it produces a mass of lilac flowers that almost completely cover the foliage.This shrubby plant is found throughout New South Wales along the coastline, in sheltered rain-forest margins, beneath sclerophyll forest trees and around the Central Tablelands. Cut Mint Bush boasts a more complex flavor than Mentha mints, with hints of pepper and earthy tones, it makes a great flavorsome herb for chicken, fish, emu, kangaroo and lamb dishes. In recent times Cut Mint Bush has been used to a limited extent by bush food specialists in syrups, cordials, salsas, chutneys etc. One appealing feature
of the mint is it's attractive, clean, strongly minty eucalyptal fragrance. Both the leaves and flowers have minty qualities and may be steeped in hot water to make a herbal tea. To harvest, just pluck fresh leaves off the growing plant, or prune whole stalks at a time. Both leaf and stem may be used — fresh, or chopped and dried for later use. Just remember the flavor will fade over time after harvesting.

This species prefers warmth and moisture. Grow in full sun or part-shade, and water generously in Summer. Be sure to choose a freely draining soil, as Native Thyme is susceptible to root rot when waterlogged. Enjoy the attractive foliage of this evergreen shrub all year, with a burst of small purple flowers in Spring. This plant grows fast, reaching up to 2 meters tall and wide, though it can be easily kept in a pot with regular pruning. It’s a great little shrub for gaps, hedges, screens, ornamental features or posies.

 

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Weight 0.030 kg
Dimensions 0.15 × 0.2 × 0.9 cm

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This description courtesy of Tucker Bush

Cut Mint Bush (aka Native Thyme) is a type of native mint once used as a medicinal herb, but now more commonly features in cooking and herbal teas. It’s a highly aromatic shrub, rich in essential oils, giving off a minty aroma when crushed or rubbed, releasing a mint essence into the atmosphere. It is one of the most aromatic of Australia’s bush foods. During spring it produces a mass of lilac flowers that almost completely cover the foliage.This shrubby plant is found throughout New South Wales along the coastline, in sheltered rain-forest margins, beneath sclerophyll forest trees and around the Central Tablelands. Cut Mint Bush boasts a more complex flavor than Mentha mints, with hints of pepper and earthy tones, it makes a great flavorsome herb for chicken, fish, emu, kangaroo and lamb dishes. In recent times Cut Mint Bush has been used to a limited extent by bush food specialists in syrups, cordials, salsas, chutneys etc. One appealing feature
of the mint is it’s attractive, clean, strongly minty eucalyptal fragrance. Both the leaves and flowers have minty qualities and may be steeped in hot water to make a herbal tea. To harvest, just pluck fresh leaves off the growing plant, or prune whole stalks at a time. Both leaf and stem may be used — fresh, or chopped and dried for later use. Just remember the flavor will fade over time after harvesting.

This species prefers warmth and moisture. Grow in full sun or part-shade, and water generously in Summer. Be sure to choose a freely draining soil, as Native Thyme is susceptible to root rot when waterlogged. Enjoy the attractive foliage of this evergreen shrub all year, with a burst of small purple flowers in Spring. This plant grows fast, reaching up to 2 meters tall and wide, though it can be easily kept in a pot with regular pruning. It’s a great little shrub for gaps, hedges, screens, ornamental features or posies.

This description courtesy of Tucker Bush

Find recipes for cut mint mint bush here