Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
In this region, the tea is always served sweet. Adjust the sweetness to your liking.
- 8 cups water
- 6 tablespoons decaffeinated green tea leaves (or regular)
- 1 cup fresh spearmint
- 1 cup sugar (to taste)
- Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan, turn off the heat and add the tea. Let steep for 5 minutes.
- Put the mint and sugar into a teapot or carafe. Strain the tea into the pot and let it steep for 5 more minutes.
- Pour into glasses and serve warm or cold. Enjoy!
Oh I did so enjoy this. Coming from a land that drinks a lot of tea I was a bit unsure about placing the sugar in at Step 2. As there is only me drinking tea in the house I halved the recipe. I am suffering from a severe cold at the moment and the tea gave me a good lift. I will certainly keep making it and I am sure it would work well in summer as a cold tea. Thanks Sharon
I never thought mint and green tea would go together so well. I decreased the recipe to 2 cups. All the benefits of green tea plus the ones from mint, I will have this often :) Thank you Sharon! Made for Swizzle Chick and ZWT6.
Although I follow the organic green tea I have's directions by waiting 1 minute before pouring the water over the tea bags and then steeping just 3 minutes this is good. Made for ZWT6 NA*ME region for my team, The Ya Ya Cookerhood.