Fresh mint tea is one of the most popular herbal tea due to its various health benefits and easy availability of ingredients. Mint can be easily obtained from the kitchen garden. Above all of these traits, the method of its preparation is quite simple.
Take a handful of fresh mint leaves and place them in a bowl of boiling water to release their wonderful flavour and scent. Adjust the sweetness of the tea with honey to taste.
- A handful of fresh mint (peppermint)
- Honey as per taste
- Take a few mint leaves in one hand and clap your other hand sharply on top, then drop the leaves into a teapot. Repeat with the remaining mint, reserving a few smaller sprigs for garnish in each glass.
- Fill the pot halfway with boiling water and leave it for 2-3 minutes, or until the liquid begins to take on a slightly pale yellow/green hue. Strain the tea into cups or heatproof glasses and sweeten it to taste with honey. If desired, place the reserved mint in the cups to decorate.
Fresh mint tea has a very soothing, calming, and refreshing effect. It can be a very good caffeine-free substitute to relax the mind and body. It may also have other health benefits.