Mentha x piperita vulgaris - Culinary and medicinal herb. Black Peppermint has a strong peppermint flavour. The Black Peppermint is stronger than the White Peppermint in its medicinal value. Leaves are used to make a medicinal tea. Use leaves raw or cooked, fresh or dried. Grow in full sun to part shade, in moist soil. As with other mints can be invasive so give plenty of room to grow, or does well in pots.