For many years when I taught cooking classes, I would teach a class each summer called “Fresh From the Herb Garden” and this was the beverage we’d make — and it was always a crowd pleaser 🙂
The flavor of the fresh mint combined with decaf black or green tea makes this tea taste very different than mint tea tastes on its own. Of course, you could also omit the tea bags and add extra sprigs of mint for a purely herbal beverage as well!
Iced Tea with Fresh Mint by Debbie Steinbock
Ingredients: 4 cups filtered water
6 medium sprigs of fresh mint leaves
2 decaf black tea or green tea bags
4 tsp. honey or agave nectar
Iced Tea Cubes* (optional)
In a medium pot, bring the water to a boil.
Remove the pot from heat and add the tea bags and sprigs of mint to the pot and let steep (covered) for 15 minutes.
Remove the tea bags and mint; add the honey or agave nectar.
Store beverage in a glass pitcher in fridge or serve immediately over ice.
*Note: this makes a mild tea. For a stronger tea, add more tea bags and additional sprigs of mint. Since ice will further dilute the flavor of the tea, make iced cubes out of the tea itself.
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