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Fresh Mint Tea

fresh mint tea

I planted a small mint plant in a small pot in my garden and now it has taken over the pot and beyond. I had been warned to plant mint in a pot as it can grow like a weed all over your garden. (That didn’t sound unpleasant to me – but I potted it up nonetheless).

Now I have more mint than I can handle. I’ll sneak some into a chocolate smoothies here and there but the easiest, best way to enjoy mint is just in a simple infusion, as tea.

You can serve it to guests as an after-dinner tea. A lovely way to linger at the table and aid digestion while finishing on a fresh, light note! According to the Flavors of Health Cookbook you can also serve fresh mint tea as a palate cleanser between courses of an elaborate feast.

I need more elaborate feasts in my life.

my mint garden

Fresh Mint Tea
 
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Recipe type: Tea, Dessert
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 10-12 sprigs fresh mint (any variety)
  • 4 cups water
Instructions
  1. Bring water to a boil and remove from heat.
  2. Pat the leaves between your thumb to bruise slightly and place leaves in a teapot or french press.
  3. Pour hot water and allow to steep 4-5 minutes.
  4. Serve warm or room temperature.
Notes
You can also place mint leaves in individual cups, as in the video. Leaves not submerged in water may brown a bit, though.
 

How to Make Fresh Mint Tea

Some adaptations include: adding a lemon wedge to your tea, or adding a little slice of vanilla beans to steep with the mint.

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