Making Peppermint Tea from Fresh Leaves
Peppermint tea is a refreshing drink that is made from fresh peppermint leaves. If you know where to find peppermint and have the right tools, you can make your own cup of peppermint tea right in your kitchen. Here’s how:
Things You’ll Need
- Fresh peppermint leaves
- Teapot or small saucepan
- Honey (optional)
- Lemon slices (optional)
Step 1: Preparing The Peppermint Leaves
- Harvest fresh peppermint leaves, making sure you collect only healthy leaves.
- Wash the leaves in cold water and pat them dry.
- Chop the peppermint leaves into small pieces.
Step 2: Making the Tea
- Place 1 teaspoon of the chopped peppermint leaves into a teapot or small saucepan.
- Add 1 cup of boiling water to the teapot.
- Cover the teapot with a lid and let the leaves steep in the water for 5-10 minutes.
- Strain the tea into your cup.
Step 3: Finishing the Tea
- For a sweeter tea, add a teaspoon of honey.
- For an extra refreshing cup, garnish with a lemon slice.
- Enjoy your freshly brewed peppermint tea!