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