I know mint is an umbrella term for different types of mint eg peppermint, spearmint, Orange mint and so on.

However when buying mint from say Tesco’s it Sainsbury’s do you know what type of mint it typically contains?

The packaging seems to just say mint.


  • I work at a place that sells plants, and people's general opinion is that "regular mint" is spearmint. This is in the US though
    – Shane
    Commented May 26, 2021 at 4:20

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It is whatever they had on hand. There seems to be a statistically higher chance to get spearmint, but they sell other mints too. From the point of view of the supermarket, the ambiguity is not a bug, it's a feature. They just sell whatever gets delivered.

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