Let's start off with the good stuff - the Super Simple Mint Iced Tea recipe!
5 cups fresh picked Mint (more or less depending on how light or strong you like it)
1 cup Sugar (again, more or less depending on how sweet you want it)
1 gallon water
Bring water to a boil then stir in sugar until completely dissolved.
Add Mint leaves and softly boil for 15-20 minutes.
Drain in colander.
Cool and put in pitcher or enjoy it hot!
Want to dress it up? Freeze mint with water in ice cube trays or freeze Lemon and Mint or Lime and Mint.
Looking for a twist? Try some of these combinations;
Ginger Mint Tumeric Tea
Ginger Mint Tea
Green Tea, Bubbles, Lemon and Mint
Sweet Honey Mint Green Tea
Honey Mint Green Iced Tea
Moroccan Mint Tea
Mint Lime Tea Cooler
Matcha Mint Iced Tea
Apple Ginger Mint Iced Tea
Lemon Mint Iced Tea
Chamomile Lavender Mint Iced Tea
Mint and Lime Sweet Tea
Want to grow your own Mint? Check out these Do's and Dont's! Be wary though, Mint is like a weed, it will spread and grow uncontrollably and take over your planting bed. Be sure you have an enclosed planting bed or plant in a large pot.
Now, WHY should you drink Mint Tea? Oh so, so many reasons!
Organic Facts has a great list with explanations for use as a Fever Reducer, Nausea and Vomiting, Respiratory Issues, Immune System, Bad Breath, Weight Loss and Stress Reducer.
Medical News Today notes the use of Mint for Relief from Allergies, Common Colds, Indigestion, IBS and Skin reactions.
Livestrong adds Stomach Upset, Mental Focus and Coughs and Congestion.
Of course, if you are using Mint for medicinal purposes, be sure to research side effects and check with your doctor before starting any self-medicating.
If you're curious about the history of Mint, check out this post from Our Herb Garden. It's quite interesting and informative.
So there you have it; a Super Simple Recipe, a dozen more recipes ideas, Advice on Growing Mint, The Benefits of Mint and the History of Mint. Now it's time to enjoy your own Homemade Mint Tea, Hot or Cold!