Why buy mint tea when you can make your own from scratch?
If you have a garden with mint, grab a large batch and start drying it. If you don't have mint in your garden, plant it right now. It grows quickly, and in a few weeks you'll have enough to start on your tea. Mint overtakes other plants, so plant it in a pot or a bucket of its own.
P.S. For more minty goodness, check out the mint cordial. For more cordial goodness, check out the elderflower cordial.
Homemade Mint Tea
- 1 pound mint leaves
- Clean mint leaves in water, and leave on paper towel to dry off. (Leaving a few smaller stems is ok).
- After mint dries off, spread it on a table cloth and leave in a dry, dark place to dry completely. Leave to dry for up to a week. After it dries, crush the leaves and stems into crumbs. Place in a jar.
- Serving: seep 3-4 tablespoons of dry mint per one cup of hot water. Discard mint.
1 pound of mint leaves will give you about 1 medium sized jar of dry mint for tea. If you use about 3 tablespoons per cup, you should have about 15-20 servings.
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