How to make herbal tea?

How to Make Peppermint Tea

Peppermint tea is an herbal tea made from steeped Peppermint, (Mentha piperita) leaves and/or stems. It is a very soothing, delicious tea that refreshes both your body and your spirit. You can make your tea using dry leaves, or with one of the several other ways suggested here.



  • Peppermint leaves

  • Water

  • Sugar or other sweetener


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    Select some choice peppermint leaves from your plant. Lay them in one large heap in a tray in direct sunlight.
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    Rip through the leaves several times.
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    Spread the ripped leaves on a tray and leave for 24 hours.
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    Check the leaves. They should be dry and crunchy. If the leaves are not ready, let them sit for another 24 hours.
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    Boil water.
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    Pour the boiling water over about two tablespoons of dried leaves.
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    Cover and let steep for ten to twenty minutes, adding about five fresh bruised leaves of peppermint and/or spearmint.
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    Pour leafy-tea into strainer over a mug. The tea should be in the cup/mug/teapot and free of leaves.
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    Add appropriate sweetener and enjoy!
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