They say that mint is a weed and I have seen it take over gardens, easily choking out less hardy competitors. That said, an abundance of anything can be an opportunity. Chocolate mint is our favorite for its smooth leaves and intense flavor. While not as chocolatey as the name might imply there is a richness to its flavor, a roundness that can be missing from peppermint or spearmint. It's beautiful and hardy, perfect for sashimi or iced tea. I love that it returns to us year after year with minimal upkeep, a gift from the garden that we share with everyone around us.