Fresh Peppermint Tea

Share this post

Recipe by Julie Collins

INGREDIENTS
Fresh peppermint leaves, around 20 (more or less, depending on how minty you like it)
3 cups water
Honey, agave, or sugar to taste

PREPARATION

  • Add water to a medium-size saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • While waiting for water to heat, rinse mint well to remove any dirt, gently shake or pat dry, and delicately muddle or “bruise” the leaves to release their natural oils.
  • Add mint to boiling water and turn off burner. Let steep for 3–5 minutes, tasting to determine desired strength.
  • Strain tea into cups (or remove leaves with a fork if strainer is unavailable), sweeten, and serve.

Serves 3. Prep time, 5 minutes; cook time, 5 minutes.

Cook’s note: Fresh Peppermint Tea may be served hot or cooled to room temp and served over ice with a sprig of fresh mint.

 

Sign up for our monthly newsletter

 

Recent Recipes articles:

More recent articles:

Food:
Make-ahead breakfasts to bring to work with you
June 22, 2017
Music-focused workouts to get your fitness groove on
June 15, 2017
Food:
How to enjoy mobile eateries without guilt
June 6, 2017
Developing foot strength for functional living
April 25, 2017
Put down that pill!
April 24, 2017
An affordable approach to a healthy workplace
April 24, 2017
Food:
From salad to shortcake, ways to enjoy the heart-shaped berry
April 15, 2017
The FruitGuys boosts small farms’ impact on environmental, economic, and community health
April 12, 2017
How to stay sane and productive while telecommmuting
April 12, 2017
Help coworkers of all stripes get along and be productive
March 27, 2017

About Us

Our monthly online magazine features articles about fitness, health, food, and work, as well as recipes featuring farm-fresh fruit!