Amish/Mennonite " Meadow" Tea for Freezing

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by WJKing

My Mennonite grandmother's recipe for 'meadow' tea - keeps well ALL winter long! YUMMY! Enjoy!

Top Review by The Frugal Cheflady

One of the joys of summer is this delicious tea! I'd never had it before I married into a family with Amish/Mennonite roots. The first sip was like diving into a cool pool on a hot day, so refreshing! I'd been having trouble finding this recipe online, I was searching for what we call it here in Northern Indiana - Garden Tea. Thanks for sharing this, I have two grocery bags full of tea to do something with, and this is perfect!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 quarts water
  • 1 quart meadow mint tea, stems & leaves
  • 4 -6 cups sugar


  1. Boil 4 quarts of water.
  2. Add 1 quart (packed tight) tea stems and leaves.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Turn off the heat, and steep for 1/2- 1 hour, pressing tea down in water periodically.
  5. Remove leaves and stems.
  6. Strain through cheesecloth (or tightly-knit dish towel).
  7. Add 4-6 cups sugar.
  8. Stir until dissolved.
  9. Place in freezer boxes, cool completely and freeze.
  10. To prepare: Mix 1 concentrate plus 2-3 concentrate boxes full of water and serve!

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