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Old 12-30-2013, 10:15 PM
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Default How to make mint tea or add mint flavor to existing tea

Hi,

I am new here.....I have been growing fresh mint in my backyard for a few years now and was wondering if anyone knew the best way to make tea out of the mint ?

So far, out of ignorance, I have cleaned the leaves and simply crushed then between my fingers into a small ball (stem and all), then adding it to hot water.

Sometimes I do the same thing to give a mint flavor to green teas.

Does anyone know how to make tea the right way from fresh mint leaves ?

Thanks !
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:01 AM
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Hi,

I am new here.....I have been growing fresh mint in my backyard for a few years now and was wondering if anyone knew the best way to make tea out of the mint ?

So far, out of ignorance, I have cleaned the leaves and simply crushed then between my fingers into a small ball (stem and all), then adding it to hot water.

Sometimes I do the same thing to give a mint flavor to green teas.

Does anyone know how to make tea the right way from fresh mint leaves ?

Thanks !
I am by no means an expert, and in fact this is my first post here, but my wife drinks mint tea all the time and we had the good fortune to dine at an amazing place on the Isle of Mull in Scotland called The Ninth Wave. The owner John offered her 'fresh' mint tea - and it was exactly that. He strolled out of the restaurant into their herb garden and grabbed a few good bunches of mint and came back in and promptly put it in a cafetiere and filled with very hot, but not boiling water. He then agitated it by pushing the plunger up and down a few times then left it to settle.
Now I don't know if that is exactly how you should go about making tea from garden mint but it tasted excellent to us and we've done the same many times.
Hope that helps
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Old 02-21-2015, 01:07 PM
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I am by no means an expert, and in fact this is my first post here, but my wife drinks mint tea all the time and we had the good fortune to dine at an amazing place on the Isle of Mull in Scotland called The Ninth Wave. The owner John offered her 'fresh' mint tea - and it was exactly that. He strolled out of the restaurant into their herb garden and grabbed a few good bunches of mint and came back in and promptly put it in a cafetiere and filled with very hot, but not boiling water. He then agitated it by pushing the plunger up and down a few times then left it to settle.
Now I don't know if that is exactly how you should go about making tea from garden mint but it tasted excellent to us and we've done the same many times.
Hope that helps
If you don't want to spend a lot time on preparing it, you can buy rather tasty mint tea and believe, it tastes pretty good! I like it so much!
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:02 AM
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Although I generally use the dried variety of peppermint to add the favor into my tea, using fresh mint is a great alternative I have read. And if you grow mint, you know that you will have enough year after year to do some creative things with it since it grows like grass on a rainy day.

The best method used by fresh tea makers is exactly what you said you were doing... roll the mint in your palms to give a slight crush to it so the "juices" can infuse into the water faster. After 5-8 minutes of steeping, you should have the desired level of flavor.
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