Orange Mint Tea Recipe

Orange Mint Tea Recipe

Anyone who grows Mint knows that can be rather assertive and aggressive in the garden. Choking out other slow growers in a carpet like fashion. Constant pruning and clipping is needed to manage their growth. Luckily there are hundreds if not thousands of different uses for Mints. One of my favorites is making Sweet tea. Here is a recipe for a variety of Mint (Orange mint), that grows like a plant in Jumanji.

Harvest healthy leaves from plant clippings. Avoid plants that have been recently fertilized or under stress. The best time to harvest is before sun break, when the plant sends most of its nutrients back down to the stems.

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Wash leaves to remove dirt and insects. Then bruise some of the leaves to release their oils during brewing process. *A general rule of them for a quick cup of tea is about 1tbsp of fresh mint leaves for each cup of tea. Feel free to add as much as you want for richer taste or larger quantities.
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Allow the mint leaves to brew over or bowl for 2-5 minutes. Then steep for 20-30 minutes (Of course the longer they steep the stronger the taste). Also the strength of the mint varies according to different varieties and harvest times.
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Strain the tea using your own preferred method or a simple coffee filter to remove leaves. Add sugar, honey and/or lemons for taste. Serve hot or cold. Add a sprig for appeal!
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Things you will need:
Teapot or container
Strainer or filter
Cups or Jar
Sugar, Honey or Lemon juice
 
Fresh Orange Mint Tea Recipe (Late summer cool down)
Step 1: Pick fresh mint leaves, wash and let dry.
Step 2: Bowl leaves in teapot or double boiler (press some leaves to release oils).
Step 3: Mix the brewed tea with your choice of honey, lemon squeezed juice or sugar.
Step 4: Enjoy
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