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There’s something so refreshing about mint tea. It’s a popular tea that is enjoyed by many cultures and traditions. But beyond its incredible aroma and refreshing taste, mint tea is a wonderful and delightful tea, especially when freshly brewed.

As one of my all-time favorite teas to drink, mint has many amazing qualities that I love, including its ability to soothe indigestion and alleviate menstrual pains.

Whether hot or cold, mint tea is a versatile beverage that can be easily incorporated into your daily routine.

And making it quite simple. Whether you pick fresh mint from your herb garden or buy it from the produce section of your supermarket, I’ll show you how to craft the perfect cup of mint tea.

mint tea with leaves

Mint Tea Benefits

Here are a few reasons why you should drink this herbal tea:

  • Mint tea can relieve digestive symptoms like gas, bloating, indigestion, and an upset stomach.
  • It is believed to have cognitive benefits by helping to improve concentration and focus.
  • It can help relieve stress.
  • Soothes and helps alleviate menstrual cramps. Mint tea is my go-to tea of choice for alleviating these symptoms.
  • Help to freshen your breath.
  • It can relieve tension headaches.
  • Linked to improving energy levels.

How to Make Homemade Mint Tea

Ingredients

  • Handful of Mint Leaves (8-10 leaves)
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • Optional sweetener – sugar, honey or agave.
  • Pot, Tea Kettle or French Press
  • Mug
  • Fine Mesh Strainer

Instructions

Here’s a step-by-step guide for this homemade mint tea recipe:

  1. Start by boiling water in a kettle or pot.
  2. While the water is getting warm, wash your handful of fresh mint under cold water to remove any dirt. One handful of mint should be enough to make two cups of mint tea. Once washed, add the mint to the pot.
mint tea with leaves
  1. Once the pot begins to boil, turn off the stove. Let the tea steep for a couple of minutes. For a richer, steeper, and darker tea color, let it steep for about 10 minutes. Ultimately, the longer you steep, the stronger the flavor. If you prefer a milder taste, steep for a shorter time. Taste the tea at intervals to find your ideal strength.
  2. Once the mint steeps, carefully strain the leaves with the strainer and pour the mint water into a mug.
mint tea with leaves in cup
  1. Optional step: While mint tea has a natural sweetness, you can enjoy it as is or add a natural sweetener, such as honey, sugar, or maple sugar, to enhance the flavor.
mint tea with leaves in cup
mint tea with leaves in cup

Now it’s time to enjoy your cup of fresh mint tea. Garnish with a fresh mint leaf.

Serving Suggestions

Serve your hot mint tea in a pre-warmed cup or mug to maintain its temperature. Garnish with a fresh mint leaf or a lemon slice for a visually appealing and flavorful touch.

Mint tea pairs wonderfully with light pastries and bread, making it a delightful choice for a morning drink, afternoon break, or a soothing evening treat. It can be enjoyed any time of day or night.

Cold Mint Tea

When serving your mint tea cold, you should prepare it like hot mint tea. However, you will let the tea cool and then add ice cubes.

Garnish the iced tea with a fresh mint leaf, slice of lemon, or edible flowers for an elegant touch. For a more decorative presentation, freeze small mint leaves or edible flowers inside ice cubes.

Cold mint tea is perfect during the summer or as a refreshing standalone drink on hot days.

Other tea ideas you might like:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I boil mint leaves and drink?

Yes, you can boil mint leaves and drink the resulting tea. It’s best to add your mint to water in a pot. Once it begins to boil, turn off the stove.

Can I drink mint tea every day?

Yes, you can drink mint tea every day. But like anything, it is important to drink tea in moderation and limit the amount of additives like sugar and such.

Is it possible to make mint tea from dried mint leaves?

Yes, you can make mint tea from dried mint. Think tea bag. The tea bag is made of dried leaves. While fresh mint leaves offer the best flavor and aroma, dried and mint tea bags are convenient alternatives that retain much of the herb’s essence.

Dried mint is perfect for those who wish to store it for longer periods, and it can be used like fresh leaves. On the other hand, Mint tea bags offer a quick and hassle-free solution, ideal for busy individuals or when you need a refreshing cup of tea without much preparation.

Both substitutes ensure that the delightful experience of mint tea can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere.

mint tea with leaves

How to Make Fresh Mint Tea

Enjoy the refreshing taste and soothing qualities of mint. Whether hot or cold, this versatile beverage is a delightful addition to your routine.
Course Drinks

Equipment

  • Pot, Tea kettle, or French press
  • Mug
  • Fine Mesh Strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • 2 cups water

Instructions
 

  • Start by boiling water in a kettle or pot.
  • While the water is getting warm, wash your handful of fresh mint under cold water to remove any dirt. One handful of mint should be enough to make two cups of mint tea. Once washed, add the mint to the pot.
  • Once the pot begins to boil, turn off the stove. Let the tea steep for a couple of minutes. For a richer, steeper, and darker tea color, let it steep for about 10 minutes. Ultimately, the longer you steep, the stronger the flavor. If you prefer a milder taste, steep for a shorter time. Taste the tea at intervals to find your ideal strength.
  • Once the mint steeps, carefully strain the leaves with the strainer and pour the mint water into a mug.
  • Optional step: While mint tea has a natural sweetness, you can enjoy it as is or add a natural sweetener, such as honey, sugar, or maple sugar, to enhance the flavor.
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