How to Brew Fresh Mint Tea

Spearmint and peppermint belong to a group of herbs which have many beneficial effects on the human body. Fresh mint leaves have several uses and an interesting usage is brewing fresh mint tea. Make a cup of fresh mint tea and you will notice amazing effects on your body.

This herbal tea is not only beneficial for an upset stomach but it also increases metabolism of the human body and ensures growth. It’s something which gives you a moment of calm and comfort in the hustle bustle of daily life.

It can be served hot or iced. Usually people like to have a hot cup of fresh mint tea after heavy meals but you can also drink it iced on a hot day.  All you need to do is to pour the ice into a pitcher and keep it refrigerated.

A smoking hot cup of fresh mint tea will make you feel light after a heavy meal. This herbal tea helps you to digest food and clears extra fat and cholesterol.

Prep time: 10 min
Boil time: 10 to 15 min
Total time: 20 to 25 min
Yield: 1 serving
Utensils: A pitcher or tea pot, serving cup, tea kettle or boiling pot, stove

Ingredients:
Water
Sugar: As required
A few sprigs of mint, depending on your taste

Instructions

  • 1

    First and the foremost thing you will do is to get fresh mint leaves. You can either buy or pick from your own garden if you have any. Be sure that the mint leaves that you buy or pick are the freshest available as you do not want your tea tasting bad.

  • 2

    Wash mint leaves and utensils properly as there is probability of dirt and germs on them. Always remember to wash everything before starting any recipe.

  • 3

    Take a cooking bowl and pour two cups of water in it. Then mix the mint leaves with water and put the cooking bowl on stove. Remember to be careful while working near the stove and take all the necessary safety precautions as well.

  • 4

    Bring the water to boil and stir it for three minutes to get the natural essence and aroma of mint leaves.

  • 5

    After boiling, the mint leaves will come up and you will strain those leaves and throw them away. Remember to take your time and strain out as many mint leaves as possible. Try not to leave any mint leaves floating in the water.

  • 6

    Pour fresh mint tea in the serving cup and add sugar or honey according to your desire. Your friends and family will definitely love this mint tea all year round.

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