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Refreshing Mint Tea Recipe

In summer there is nothing as refreshing as mint tea. I often make iced tea by substituting the green tea in the recipe below with rooibos, letting it cool and then adding a few ice cubes.

In North African countries sweet mint tea is served everywhere for almost every occasion.  According to Georgeanne Brennan, author of The Mediterranean Herb Cookbook, it is a ritual rather than just a beverage. It is regularly offered and sipped in cafes, in offices, shops and homes. It is the beverage of both family gatherings and business meetings. Different countries have different versions, but in general green tea is served with a large measure of mint, either fresh or dried.Refreshing Mint Tea

Refreshing Mint Tea
Recipe type: Beverages
Serves: 6
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves, slightly bruised/crushed
  • 2 teaspoons green tea
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • about 6 tablespoons honey or sugar
  1. Rinse a teapot with hot water and put the mint and tea leaves into it. Pour in the boiling water, cover, and let steep for about 5 minutes.
  2. Pour into small glasses, using a strainer if necessary, and stir about 1 tablespoon honey or sugar into each glass.
  3. Serve at once.

2 thoughts on “Refreshing Mint Tea Recipe

  1. Hi Di-Di-tea is one of the many favorites drinks served in the southern states in the U.S. as well as one of my favorites. You did a great job on your new look for the site. I have enjoyed all your articles you have shared.

    I have planted my herbs in small Tera Pots and can’t wait until they grow. I have assorted mints that I enjoy almost every night with tea.

    Thanks again for what you do.


    1. It’s a pleasure Ava. Enjoy your mints.

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