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Homemade Fresh Mint Tea

Homemade Fresh Mint Tea is perfect any day, any season, hot or cold; this super leaf provides health benefits that are excellent for our immune system.

Mint leaves are used in cooking and baking and have been around for many years. There are more than 600 different mint species. All of them have a unique flavor. The minty taste and aroma are either less or intense, depending on the species.

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Ingredients to make the tea

Only two ingredients are needed to make this fresh and delicious tea, fresh mint leaves and water.

  • Fresh Mint Leaves: usually found in farmer’s markets and supermaket. Sold in plastic containers or in a bunch. You may also have it in your backyard.
  • Water: room temperature water and never cold water. The cold water or hot water will start to wilt the leaves. You want the water to gradually heat the leaves as it becomes hoter. This way the oil will gradually release and flavor the water.

How to make tea with Fresh Mint

To make this refreshing tea, it is simple. An excellent deep saucepan or pot is needed. You can also use a teapot or tea kettle if you prefer.

  • First, wash the leaves and stems well. Only chop off the ends of the stems, remove any roots if attached, and remove any dead leaves. You may have to wash the leaves several times to remove any excess dirt attached to the leaves.
  • Place the mint leaves into the pot or tea kettle. Depending on the amount of mint leaves, please fill-up the pot with enough water to cover them.
  • Bring to a boil. Let the water boil for only 5 – 7 minutes. Turn off the heat and keep covered for another 5 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid and enjoy your tea hot or cold. Discard the leaves. Use them as compost.
  • Drink the tea unsweetened or sweetened. It is best to use raw sugar or organic sugar to sweeten the tea.
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Notes and Tips

  • Depending on the mint leaves species, the tea will be mild or strong in taste and flavor. Adjust the leaves quantity in your tea.
  • Enjoy this tea with your dinner or at breakfast time.
  • Add fresh lemon, fresh ginger or basil for more flavor.
  • This mint tea is perfect for cold-brewed tea for hot summer days.
  • Mint leaves are also excellent with salad. It is also perfect when mixed with spinach when making lettuce wraps.
  • Mint is rich in nutrients.
  • Mint has anti-inflammatory properties, which help reduce any inflammation in your stomach.
  • It improves body immunity and is an excellent remedy for the common cold.

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Homemade Fresh Mint Tea

Homemade Fresh Mint Tea is perfect any day, any season, hot or cold; this super leaf provides health benefits that are excellent for our immune system.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Course Beverages, Breakfast, Plant-Based Dishes
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4
Calories 3 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bunch fresh mint leaves regular size bunch that can fit in your hand loosely
  • 4 cups water

Instructions
 

  • First, wash the leaves and stems well. Only chop off the ends of the stems, remove any roots if attached, and remove any dead leaves. You may have to wash the leaves several times to remove any excess dirt attached to the leaves.
  • Place the min into the pot or tea kettle. Depending on the number of mint leaves, please fill-up the pot with enough water to cover them.
  • Bring to a boil. Let the water boil for only 5 – 7 minutes. Turn off the heat and keep covered for another 5 minutes.
  • Strains and enjoy hot or cold.
  • Drink the tea unsweetened or sweetened. It is best to use raw sugar or organic sugar to sweeten the tea.

Notes

  • Depending on the mint leaves species, the tea will be mild or strong in taste and flavor. Adjust the leaves quantity in your tea.
  • Enjoy this tea with your dinner or at breakfast time.
  • Add fresh lemon, fresh ginger, or basil for more flavor.
  • This mint tea is perfect for cold-brewed tea for hot summer days.
  • Mint leaves are also excellent with salad. It is also perfect when mixed with spinach when making lettuce wraps.
  • Mint is rich in nutrients.
  • Mint has anti-inflammatory properties, which help reduce any inflammation in your stomach.
  • It improves body immunity and is an excellent remedy for the common cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 3kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 49mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 170IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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