Licorice Mint’s flavor is slightly sweet, slightly minty, with undeniable licorice highlights. Licorice lovers will not be disappointed! Try in tea, in salads, as a garnish to deserts. Add to anything that could use a little fresh licorice flavor. Rub a few leaves between palms and toss in your water bottle before leaving the house. This mint species is more bushy than many other mints, so it is less likely to become a problem weed.