Total Time
2hrs 5mins
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Steep 1 tea bag, 6 mint stems and cayenne pepper in 2 cups of boiling water.
  2. Strain the mixture, keeping only the liquid.
  3. Add the sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon stick to the mint mixture and refrigerate.
  4. When ready to serve, remove the cinnamon stick and dilute the mint mixture with equal parts of water.
  5. Serve in a tall glass with ice, add a fresh mint sprig and a lemon slice for garnishing.
Most Helpful

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.

UmmBinat March 26, 2012

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!

littlemafia July 28, 2010

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.

Sheynath September 02, 2009