Went a different direction with this tea today. I wanted to try making my own mint tea, which is just great on those cold winter evenings, or when you’re not feeling so well. So, just to try it out, I went to the local grocery store, bought a few sprigs of mint leaves, hung them in a doorway at home for 1.5 weeks to dry, and here we go:
First off, I choose this green tea for this little experiment because it’s a simple, solid, amazingly straight up green tea. I used just under 3 tablespoons of tea leaves in my 32 ounce Bodum Assam tea pot, with water just starting to boil. I added 3 dried mint leaves to the steep.
The color is the same, still that nearly see through yellowish orange strawish color. Aroma and taste are exactly what I expected. Mint tea! Maybe a little on the strong side, and not quite the mint flavor I want, but for going to the store and buying whatever mint they had for a first try, I’m liking it, and loving it’s potential.
It’s ALREADY better than any mint tea that I have bought in a store.
In the future, I think I would like to get some more gunpowder green tea for a little more strength against the mint flavor, and I will be going to a farmers market or one of the local natural food stores to find more specific type of mint.
Also, I might try using either slightly less mint leaves, or adding them halfway through the steeping process.
Anyone out there have experience making their own mint tea?