Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I saw this recipe in an older cookbook at my mother in law's and saved here to try when I got home.


  1. Tear off a handful of tea leaves.
  2. Bring water to a boil and pour over the leaves.
  3. Allow to steep for 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Remove leaves and add honey to taste.
  5. Place ice cubes in glasses and pour hot tea over them.
  6. The tea can also be made by the pitcher by using one quart of water and a 1/2 cup of tea leaves. Place a quart of ice cubes in a pitcher and pour hot tea over them after the leaves have been removed and honey added.
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5 5

Thanks! I needed proportions for a straight mint tea, without black or green tea in it, and this worked perfectly.

5 5

Wow! This was great! I threw the mint leaves in a tea kettle, boiled, turn off stove, let cool a little to allow to steep even more, added honey to the pot, then added slices of lemon. It's a hit! Thanks!

5 5

I love this! I would never have thought of adding honey to the mint tea even though now that I think of it, it is a common flavor for cough drops. Made for Summer Bargain Basement tag 2009.