Peppermint Tea Recipe

My favorite peppermint tea recipe.
DIY Iced Peppermint Tea Recipe: You new favorite refreshing drink.

My mother was raised in the South, so iced tea runs in my blood.

Indeed, tea is a big part of our family culture.

Growing up I remember my mom asking us, “Do you know where I left my glass of tea?”

Now, I find myself asking my daughters, “Do you know where I left my glass of tea?”

I can’t wait for the moment they ask their own children to help them locate their glass of tea.

You see, not only am I a tea drinker, but I’m raising tea drinkers.

This peppermint tea recipe happens to be my favorite. I find the peppermint packs a flavorful punch, so very little sweetener is needed to make the perfect glass.

All you need are two ingredients: dried mint and sugar.

Here’s where I make my real food convert confession: I do use sugar in this recipe. Evil granulated sugar.

In my experience, it is the only sweetener that doesn’t separate. You can certainly replace that sugar with honey. After all, it is a less processed, generally agreed upon to be healthier ingredient. However, you may find yourself needing to stir it more often.

Now let’s put that one teaspoon in perspective: A can of Coke has over 9 teaspoons of sugar. We’re using one. And you are free to experiment with using even less. It’s your glass of tea.

DIY Iced Peppermint Tea Recipe: You new favorite refreshing drink.

The only other ingredient in this recipe is dried mint.

I grow my own mint in the summer and then I dry it.  However, I realize drying your own peppermint may not be your thing. If that is true, you can pick some up at the natural grocery store, or you can order dried peppermint in bulk.

Peppermint Tea Recipe

1 tsp dried peppermint
1 tsp sugar
8 oz boiling water

Add the peppermint and sugar to a measuring cup.
Pour 8 oz of boiling water over.
Allow to steep for 3 minutes.
Strain. Pour over ice to cool.
Adjust sweetener to your taste.

Iced Peppermint Tea Recipe

Whipping up your own iced peppermint tea recipe takes no time, and it only costs you five cents a serving!

My favorite time to drink a glass of peppermint tea is in the afternoon. I make a recipe in the morning, then I pour it over ice in an insulated cup. It’s ready to carry with me on my afternoon errands.

Does your family drink tea?

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  1. This looks fabulous! I have never seen dried peppermint (but have never looked for it before)…is it just with the other dried herbs and spices??

    Thanks for posting! 🙂

  2. I bought my dried peppermint from Natural Grocers – not sure if you are located where they have one. But, I’m sure any health store would have it and they also sell it online at Amazon. And yes, I did find it with the other spices and herbs.

    Thanks for commenting! Andrea

  3. I drink a lot of loose leaf tea and love peppermint tea. I had no idea it was that easy to make yourself. I will have to search for it next time I’m at the grocery. Found you on WFMW…thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Katie – I’m right there with you! I had no idea that most of the time when you buy peppermint tea – all you are buying is dried peppermint anyway! Might as well save the money that goes into the pretty packaging and just make it ourselves! Thanks for visiting! Andrea

  5. Thank you!!! 🙂

  6. I don’t like iced tea, can this also be drunk as hot tea?

    Also, does anyone know where you can find peppermint plants for the garden?

  7. Hi Andi, You can definitely drink this peppermint tea hot! And if you need peppermint plants, any nursery will have them – and I’m guessing even Home Depot or Lowes. If you have a friend who gardens, you may want to ask them if they have any growing that they can divide and share with you. Hope that helps! Andrea

  8. Blair Christensen says:

    I live in Washington state, and I grew peppermint last year. I bought it at the local Walmart to grow in my garden, and it flourished. I was just curious if I can make tea with other types of mints. I grew some orange mint last year, too, and my kids and I used to just munch on the leaves of all my mint plants, and I think they might make good teas, too!

  9. Hi Blair, I, too, love to grow lots of different mints. The chocolate mint was my favorite last year. And to answer your question, YES! You can dry and use all types of peppermint to create interesting and different teas! Thanks for asking, Andrea

  10. Allan Taylor says:

    Do you think this would work with spearmint as well? I realize it wont be the same flavour but it’s the only mint I have on hand. Also how do you go about drying the mint? Is there a specific method?

  11. Jean Rueden says:

    Dear Andrea,
    I love stuff like this. I’m live in a national forest and I’m very fortunate to have two kinds of mint growing wild on my property ( one is a wild mint and the other is spearmint) and 100% organic. I have been drying these every year for about 15 years now and often indulge with this comfort tea, hot or cold with a teaspoon of honey. Delicious!

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