My favorite peppermint tea recipe.
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.
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.
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?