Making Your Own Mint Tea
Want to try making your own mint tea? Maybe you have a spearmint plant that’s taken over your garden or perhaps you are itching to brew something delicious from scratch. Either way, you can easily make fresh mint tea at home! All you need are fresh leaves, hot water, and a couple of extra ingredients so your brew will have a bit of complexity. We recommend a little bit of honey and lemon juice!
Recipe for Mint Tea
- 2 sprigs of fresh spearmint (about 15 leaves)
- 2 cups of filtered water
- splash of lemon juice (optional)
- 1 teaspoon of local honey or simple syrup (optional)
- Boil 2 cups of filtered water and pour into a teapot
- Rinse your mint leaves and roughly tear them. Add the mint to your hot water and start a timer
- Let it steep for 5 minutes before straining out the leaves
- Pour the mint tea into two teacups
Optional Additions: add a splash of lemon juice to brighten the flavor of your herbal tea! If desired, sweeten with a teaspoon of honey (or simple syrup). For a picturesque look, garnish the teacups with a small sprig of mint or a slice of lemon! Then sit back and enjoy your soothing mint brew.
Our Favorite Mint Brews
Here at Piper & Leaf, we LOVE herbal brews, fruit infusions, and mint. One of our favorite caffeine-free blends combines all three of those loves into one amazing brew! If you don't have time to make fresh mint tea from scratch or you want a mint brew with more flavor depth, this blend is for you:
Piper Mint Blues
Piper Mint Blues is our absolute favorite mint infusion. This blend has an incredible aroma while it brews and a delicious taste that calms the very soul.
Peppermint and spearmint partner up with soothing ginger to create a strong brew. A bit of complexity is added from sweet blueberries and tart blackberries, resulting in a mint tea that is relaxing yet not overpowering.
But the real star of this caffeine-free tisane is the butterfly pea flower. This unassuming little blue flower lends this herbal tea its naturally bright color. Every cup of Piper Mint Blues is truly a stunning blue!
Additionally, butterfly pea flowers are a natural pH indicator! This means your cup of Piper Mint Blues will change color as the acidity of the brew changes.
Add a shot of lemon juice to your Piper Mint Blues and watch the color shift from a beautiful blue to a pristine purple. This is a fun (and tasty) trick you can show off to your guests! Or try it at home as a a neat science lesson for the kids!