How to Make Mint Tea
Love fresh herbs? Learn how to make mint tea (and other herbal teas) with fresh mint and herbs from the garden.
Servings: 2 people
Mint Tea Base:
- 20 fresh mint leaves, any variety. use more for stronger flavor
- 2 cups water
- 1 tsp sugar or honey (optional), use more or less to taste
- 2 lemon slices (optional), to serve
For Moroccan Mint Tea:
- 2 tsp green tea, loose leaf (or 2 tea bags)
For Spiced Mint Tea (Choose 1, or Smaller Amounts of Both)
- 6 cardamom pods, crushed
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
Herbal Tea Variations (Choose 1, or Smaller Amounts of Both)
- 2-3 springs fresh thyme
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
Black Mint Tea:
- 2 tsp black tea, loose leaf (or 2 tea bags)
Rinse mint leaves (and other herbs, if using), and set aside to dry.
Bring tea water to a boil. Pour into a teapot or a French Press.
Crush mint leaves with your hands to release oil and then add them to the teapot, or add them to the pot and use a cocktail muddler or the back of a wooden spoon.
Add any additional ingredients (except lemon). Cover pot. Steep 5-7 minutes if you added green tea or black tea, or 8-10 minutes for herbal tea.
Serve hot, with lemon if desired. For iced tea: make a larger batch of tea, let the tea cool slightly, and then store in a pitcher or glass jar in the fridge. Use within 2-3 days.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients.
- Stronger tea: Use more mint
- Dried mint leaves: Crush them, and use 1 1/2 tsp per 8 ounces of water.
Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 56mg | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.5mg