Mint Tea

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


The mint patch is exploding! There is spearmint, peppermint, pineapple mint and chocolate mint. We have been enjoying fresh mint tea every day.


I just grab a handful of assorted mint from the patch, four or five large sprigs. I wash them outside so any critters stay outside. I tie the sprigs together with a bit of twine and hang them in a pitcher. I pour boiling water over the mint and let steep for a long while. While the water is still hot, I mix in a bit of raw honey. You could skip this step, but raw honey has many healing properties and it gives the tea a full taste.

We drink it iced, as it has been warm here in Southern California. It is also great hot. I usually take the pitcher outside so I can refill my glass as I enjoy the garden. Try it, it soothes the tummy and tastes delicious! Blessing on your day...

3 comments:

Circe said...

Ah, that sounds so delicioius! And refreshing... My mint patch somehow relocated from the giant tub on my deck, down into the yard! It's a mystery how, though squirrels are likely the culprits. (?) I really need to catch up with you... I've just been pulled in so many directions, I feel like a phylo dough! I did read your post about some lurkers-- creepy! I'll need to find some time to read back...

Blessings to you, dear.

Circe

Christopher Guilfoil said...

I am inspired. Chocolate mint!! I planted new rose bushes recently and all the hanging planters are now full and there to greet passers by. We still have tulips blooming... a whole month later than "usual."

All the best!
Chris

Kristin Lea said...

What a great verb to describe mint, "exploded!" My mint bed has sprung back from the brink of death and just exploded!
Oh! And! My Lavender is about to blossom! I am sooooo excited!