Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs
This is a sassy mint tea. I hope that you will enjoy this wonderful treat. You can use different types of fresh mint in this tea if you like, chocolate mint would work really well.
- 1 orange pekoe tea bag
- 6 large mint sprigs, large stems with large leaves (lightly crushed)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 cups boiling water, boiling
- 1 cup white sugar, white
- 1⁄2 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 slices lemons, garnish
- 2 mint sprigs, garnish
- Steep 1 tea bag, 6 mint stems and cayenne pepper in 2 cups of boiling water.
- Strain the mixture, keeping only the liquid.
- Add the sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon stick to the mint mixture and refrigerate.
- When ready to serve, remove the cinnamon stick and dilute the mint mixture with equal parts of water.
- Serve in a tall glass with ice, add a fresh mint sprig and a lemon slice for garnishing.
I LIKE it! Spicy though I cut down the cayenne somewhat (also because I am nursing). I used a red raspberry leaf tea bag for health reasons and to avoid a caffeine headache. I made this much healthier by sweetening with less raw honey after it had cooled down a bit. Since red raspberry leaf tea takes about 15 minutes to steep I added the cinnamon stick as well and then poured the mixture over a whole glass of ice to dilute after it was steeped in order to drink it immediately. I might make it again. Made for PAC Spring 12.
Loved the cayenne in it!If I'll ever own a coffe shop I'll definetely put this on the menu.It's one of those things that people would want to get the recipe. I have no idea what kind of mint I've used,but it was mint for sure.Thanks for this great tea!
What a wonderful treat! Delicious blend of flavors. I used a strong peppermint from the garden. I love cayenne pepper and eyeballed the amount, probably using a little more than the 1/4 tsp asked due to perrsonal preference. I also used artificial sweetener to make it sugar free as personal preference. I will be drinking this frequently throughout the fall, and well into winter, although I will be trying it with dried mint once the garden is done.