The Perfect Cup of Mint Tea

When the wind is blowing and it’s cold outside, there is something comforting about sitting by the fire and warming ourselves inside and out.

A hot cup of mint tea is the perfect thing for cold winter days. It warms us, tastes delicious, and gives us a variety of nutrients and antioxidants to help ward off sickness.

To make the most aromatic mint tea, I use organic, loose, dried tea leaves. I happen to grow and dry mint myself but you can easily find good-quality organic tea at a tea shop or even on Amazon.

Tips

  • Use filtered water
  • Use organic mint tea
  • Use loose tea leaves if possible because there have been recent reports that have shown presence of micro-plastics in store-bought tea bags.

Instructions

Bring several cups of water to a boil and pull off heat. Fill the cups and/or teapot you plan to use with hot water. Let them stand to warm up.

While your tea water is cooling for just a moment …

  • Crush 1 tsp of mint leaves for each cup of water in the palm of your hand (or use pestle and mortar).
  • Place the crushed leaves into a tea infuser.
  • Empty water from your warming cups and/or teapot.
  • Add the infuser to your cup or tea-pot.
  • Pour hot water over the tea leaves and let steep 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove infuser and enjoy your delicious mint tea.
  • You can add a bit of honey or your favorite sweetener to your tea if you choose to.

Hint:

If you don’t have an infuser you can add crushed tea leaves directly to heated water and after steeping, pour tea through a small strainer directly into your warmed cup.

Enjoy your comforting cup of tea. 😀

To find out about the Benefits of Mint click here.

To learn about growing herbs click here.

To read more about drying herbs click here..