Peppermint (Mentha × piperita, also known as Mentha balsamea Wild) is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. Peppermint is one of the most widely consumed single ingredient herbal teas, or tisanes. Peppermint is an upright perennial herb. When the heat and humidity of summer begin to overtake you — enjoy the mint overtaking your garden! Mints are the aromatic and perennial herbs, having overground and underground stolons, which are quite widespread.