Mint is a genus of plants in the family Lamiaceae. Mints are aromatic, almost exclusively perennial, rarely annual, herbs. The leaves are arranged in opposite pairs, from oblong to lanceolate, often downy, and with a serrated margin. Leaf colors range from dark green and gray-green to purple, blue and sometimes pale yellow. The aroma is fresh, clean and slightly spicy, a perfect complement to many foods and beverages, like chocolate and tea.