Peppermint is a hybrid of water mint, mentha aquatica and spearmint mentha spicata and is easily identifiable by its crisscross profile down the stem. The menthol contained within the leaf gives it that characteristic minty, peppery taste.
Lemongrass is a naturally occurring grass indigenous to South Central and South East Asia and thrives in sub-tropical/tropical climates. It’s a very sharp-leafed grass with quite long leaves. However, it’s the bulbous end of the grass that are used for this infusion. Lemongrass with its fresh lemony aroma is a very versatile ingredient adding fragrance to many flavour combinations and Asian inspired dishes.