How to Harvest Mint. Mint is a fragrant and useful herb. When harvested, mint can be used to make tea, prepare bath and body products and used medicinally for indigestion. Use the following tips to harvest and enjoy a batch of fresh mint.
Determine the amount of mint you need to harvest.
Cut mint, using a pair of scissors. If possible, cut leaves from the top of the mint plant. This allows the plant to branch out and grow more leaves towards the bottom of the plant.
Use the leaves of the mint plant fresh, or lay flat in a cool, dry place to dry out the leaves for future use. Harvested mint leaves may also be frozen whole in an airtight container.