Mint leaves are most flavorful when fresh but can also be dried or frozen. Finely chopped leaves offer a colourful, flavor-booster for meats, desserts and teas. Harvest leaves young as most fragrant and flavourful. Easy-to-grow plants are lovely in your garden or in a patio container in part or full sun. Mint can be invasive, so many gardeners opt for pots or containers. To harvest, snip the top leaves first to encourage the plants’ leaves to shoot from the base. Remove older woody stems to allow newer and younger shoots to fill in.