You can enjoy a cup of mint tea before bed without worries about it keeping you up.
You can vary the mint in this recipe as long as it's fresh. Peppermint or spearmint are classic choices, but other varieties will work just as well. You can even use a mixture of mint varieties. While you can use dried mint for tea, it doesn't compare to the flavor of fresh herbs. Serve it hot or iced, sweetened or unsweetened, and with or without lemon. It's easy to adjust to your taste and customize to each drinker.
If you love mint tea but prefer a caffeinated beverage, try Moroccan mint tea made with a blend of green tea (that has caffeine) and mint leaves might be just the ticket. For a summer quencher, consider an iced tea recipe.
- 2 cups water (filtered)
- 15 mint leaves (fresh, peppermint or spearmint)
- Optional: 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar (or honey)
- Optional: lemon slices
- Optional: fresh lemon juice
- Optional: ice
Steps to Make It
- Gather the ingredients.
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Remove from the heat and add the fresh mint leaves.
- Steep for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on desired strength.
- Add optional sweetener as desired. Start with 1 teaspoon per cup and add more as desired.
- If serving iced, fill tall glasses with ice and pour the tea over. If serving hot, pour the tea into mugs. Garnish with optional lemon slices and/or lemon juice to taste.