how to make tea from mint leaves

how to make tea from mint leaves

How To Make Tea From Mint Leaves

If you love making tea and exploring new flavors, then making tea from fresh mint leaves is an excellent way to add some variety and a delightful flavor to your tea. It’s an incredibly simple and easy process that anyone can do with a few ingredients you likely already have on hand.

Things You’ll Need

  • Mint Leaves – Fresh leaves are always better, but if you don’t have access to fresh mint, you can use dried leaves as an alternative.
  • Tea Bags – choose a strong black tea or flavored tea such as chamomile or ginger for a more flavorful cup of tea.
  • Sugar/Honey – use your preferred sweetener for taste.
  • Saucepan and Tea Pot – for boiling and steeping the tea.


  • Rinse the fresh mint to remove any dirt. Then, using a mortar and pestle, crush the mint leaves to release the flavor.
  • Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan.
  • When the water is boiling, add the crushed mint leaves and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Add 1 or 2 tea bags (depending on how strong you want your tea) and steep for 5 more minutes.
  • Strain the tea, discard the mint leaves and tea bags, and pour the tea into a teapot.
  • Add your sweetener of choice and serve.

Making tea from fresh mint leaves is an inexpensive and simple process that you can do anytime you want to add some flavor to your tea. With a few ingredients and easy steps, you’ll be able to enjoy a refreshing cup every time.


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