Fresh Mint Tea – delicious and super refreshing caffeine-free, dairy-free and sugar-free herbal tea made with fresh mint leaves. The stress buster herbal mint tea is a great way to unwind and relax after a long day.
Once you try this homemade mint tea you will never go back to store-bought dried mint tea. It is also called as pudina chai but traditionally Indian mint tea is made with tea leaves/tea bags and ginger. Mint tea and other caffeine-free herbal tea such as Hibiscus Tea, Turmeric Ginger Cinnamon Tea, Kashayam make a great winter warmer.
Fresh Mint Tea Recipe Variations
Add few lemon slices and a dash of lemon juice for added flavour and a zing to your tea.
For a vegan version, substitute honey with maple syrup, agave or brown sugar.
To make an iced mint tea, allow the brewed tea to cool down and then refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until you are ready to serve. Pour over a glass with ice and few mint leaves.
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How to make Fresh Mint Tea
The best part of this tea is that it’s so easy to make yourself and it tastes absolutely delicious on its own without any add-ons. All it requires is a cup of water, few fresh mint leaves, a saucepan to brew the tea and 5 minutes of your time. The key is to tear up the mint leaves to infuse maximum flavour.
Which variety of mint can be used to make mint tea?
Among various varieties of mint available, any edible mint such as peppermint, spearmint, chocolate mint, lemon balm, ginger mint, apple mint can be used. Usually called peppermint tea, spearmint tea and so on based on the type of leaves you use. You can mix different varieties together to make your own blend or keep it simple with just one type. Basically, it is a matter of personal taste not the kind of mint.
Regardless of the type of mint used, I personally prefer fresh mint over dried leaves as the flavour profile of fresh mint tea is just not comparable with dried counterpart. Fresh leaves infuse refreshing and soothing menthol flavour, sweet aroma, while dried leaves can turn the tea bitter if brewed longer and flavours are rather dull.
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Bring water to a rolling boil.
Tear the mint leaves and add in water.
Switch off heat, close the lid and steep tea for 5 minutes.
Mix in honey to the tea.
Enjoy refreshing and soothing mint tea immediately.
There are no definite measurements for this recipe. Feel free to add as many mint leaves as you desire and adjust the honey to suit your desired taste.
Ensure to tear mint leaves before adding to water to get maximum flavours out of it.
The more you steep, the stronger your tea will be.
You may leave out honey if you wish to enjoy plain mint flavoured tea on.
Fresh Mint Tea
- Fresh Mint Leaves handful
- 2 cups Water
- 1 tsp Honey
- In a saucepan, bring water to a rolling boil on medium-high heat.
- Tear the mint leaves and add them to water. Turn off the heat.
- Close the saucepan and steep for 4-5 minutes or longer for strong flavour.
- Remove the lid, mix in honey and divide the tea into cups.
- Enjoy refreshing and soothing mint tea.
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