When I was out with the tree doctor today, I noticed that my spearmint was going crazy! I decided to make some fresh mint tea with honey as my evening tea. I’ve never done it before! I searched the internet for recipes, then I settled on:
1/2 cup fresh spearmint leaves (some recipes say you can leave the stems and leaves together, but I didn’t because I wanted to take a measure of how many leaves I used)
2 cups of water
Wash you leaves well. Mash/tear them a bit so they release their oils. In a saucepan, boil 2 cups of water. Throw in your mint leaves, stir and cover. I infused them for 4 minutes because some recipes said 3 minutes and some said 5 :) Strain into your cup(s). I am having a GIANT 16 oz mug!
If you’d like it sweetened, you can use whatever sweetener you’d like. I chose honey, and used a teaspoon for the big mug of tea.
I love it!!! The spearmint is so soothing. It tastes minty, of course, but also green. Fresh. Alive! I can’t wait to make it again and again!! I can see adding a slice of lemon, or a little ginger, or both! I can also see mixing multiple herbs. My coworker gave me some lemon balm seeds and some chamomile seeds – got to get to planting!
If you make fresh mint tea I would love to hear how you make it!