Thursday, March 4, 2010

Homemade Mint Tea

My spearmints are growing really well with the weather being so hot and sunny recently... their leaves are getting really BIG and they seem to be just growing and growing.

I decided to make some mint tea yesterday using my spearmints. It's really simple - I put a whole lot of fresh spearmints into a teapot and then add some hot water. After a couple of minutes, I removed the mint leaves and added some wild honey.

Note: It's important not to let the leaves steep in the hot water for too long, as the drink will get quite bitter. It's also important to cover the pot while the leaves are being steeped.. so as to prevent the volatile oils from evaporating.

I like drinking mint tea... because it's really soothing and refreshing.

Apparently, it has all these other benefits as well:
  • Eases nausea and vomiting
  • Treats mild indigestion
  • Controls flatulence
  • Fights bad breath
  • Fights stress


Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

try blending it with milk + honey, i did b4 and found it very refreshing. =)))

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Hi Fry,

Just mint + milk + honey.. right? Need to add water? Hm.. I will go try.. sounds interesting esp with lots of ice!

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

no water, yes with the ice, or with very cold milk only so it's thick + minty. i love especially the froth at the top. kekeke.....

Anonymous said...

Have to make sure you don't suffer from acid reflux/GERD before drinking anything mint!

petunialee said...

I love mint tea too!

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