Funny, but I forgot that I have a Thai Basil plant in my yard! I’m new to the whole gardening thing. Fortunately, it’s a very robust plant, so it’s thriving in this heat.I would say that Thai basil is indeed more like anise than mint... but still a bit shy of that flavor. But I can see anise - a small amount - being subbed in, if the Thai basil is unavailable.
How do you recommend I harvest the leaves?