There’s nothing quite like summer, and even though you can easily make mint tea in winter months, I really only brew it in the warm weather season. Growing up, we always had tons of mint that was readily available to pick at our disposal and I learned how to make this when I was super young. It’s still a summertime favorite and I swear there is nothing better or more refreshing on a hot summer’s day.
Sweetened Mint Tea
- 64 OZ (8 Cups) Water
- 8 Fresh Mint Springs (if you aren’t growing your own mint, it’s available at your local market)
- 4 Tea Bags
- ¼ C Sugar (or to taste)
Add water and fresh mint to a pan and bring to boil. Remove from heat. Add tea bags and sugar, stir until dissolved. Let steep for a minimum of five minutes. Remove mint and tea bags. Pour into pitcher and cool. Serve over ice.
If you’d rather just make one cup (or adjust the recipe otherwise) just use one sprig per cup of water and of course, add sugar to taste.
All you fancy people can garnish with a few fresh mint leaves…I’m not that fancy. Ice and a glass are all I need for this sweet summer sipper. A few added bonuses….not only is this super inexpensive to whip up, mint is also known to aid in digestion and help quash nausea and headaches among other things.