Amish/Mennonite " Meadow" Tea for Freezing

"My Mennonite grandmother's recipe for 'meadow' tea - keeps well ALL winter long! YUMMY! Enjoy!"
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Ready In:
10-20 boxes


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


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

Questions & Replies

  1. I don't want to freeze it. I want to be able to make it and drink right away. So how do I do that and it will turn out the same
  2. Can the tea leaves be frozen or just the prepared tea?
  3. What does one concentrate mean like how much is that?


  1. 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!
  2. This Is a great recipe I live In Lancaster County with the amish and this Is and old recipe used for many years...I fyou get the chance Its worth a try If you like meadow tea!
  3. WOw THis is a favorite of my moms she makes it for me and all the grand and great grand kids, now I can and freeze the concentrate thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hello, and welcome to my recipe collection online! My full-time career is that of Realtor...I was born & raised in the Mennonite faith all of my life. My husband was raised in the Amish faith. Together we have a very rich food heritage from both of our parents- much of which has been passed down through the generations - and I'm happy to share some of these recipes here with you! (including canning & freezing recipes) Hope you enjoy them!
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