Garden Mint Tea

"I saw this recipe in an older cookbook at my mother in law's and saved here to try when I got home."
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  • Tear off a handful of tea leaves.
  • Bring water to a boil and pour over the leaves.
  • Allow to steep for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Remove leaves and add honey to taste.
  • Place ice cubes in glasses and pour hot tea over them.
  • 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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  1. Donut Chef
    Thanks! I needed proportions for a straight mint tea, without black or green tea in it, and this worked perfectly.
  2. ChoCho
    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!
  3. AcadiaTwo
    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.


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