If you have mint growing in the garden you can turn it into home made mint tea! So easy to do and without the heavy price tag of purchasing it through a tea store. The added benefit is that if you don’t spray your mint, it’s organic! This keeps in the cupboard for around 6 months.


Ingredients (makes 250 gram jar)

  • 5 bunches mint
  • 5 elastic bands
  • 1 glass jar

Method

  1. Pick and wash 5 bunches of mint.
  2. Dry them and then secure a few stems together with the elastic bands.
  3. Hang upside down until they are dry (usually a week or so).
  4. Once dried, remove the leaves from the stems and empty into a blender. Pulse gently a few times to cut the leaves slightly.
  5. Store in a glass jar out of direct sunlight.


  • I knew I had read about this somewhere… thank goodness I found this post. Could not remember how long to dry them for!

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  • great idea.. never thought of using a blender to pulse the leaves; way better than snipping with scissors!

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  • wow, never thought to do this, thank you!

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  • I’ve got some mint in my garden but I never thought of drying it. Sometimes I make a mint tea just by putting some fresh leaves in a mug, and pouring hot water on them.


    • Me too. Drying it just means you can store it long term in the cupboard which can be handy. Of course, it’s not really that difficult to pop out and grab a few fresh stems either.

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  • Thanks for sharing your mint tea.

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  • oh I always have an abundance of mint growing here, it’s like a weed in my garden! – this would make a cute little addition to a christmas present or mothers day present – thanks for sharing


    • A great gift idea if you have an abundance of mint in your garden and everyone loves a homemade gift.



      • Definitely! I would imagine most people would love something home made but also organic too!

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  • So easy to make and a nice change from regular tea! Thanks.

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