Super Simple Mint Iced Tea and Why You Should Drink It

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!

That's it!!

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!


  1. I love mint tea! But I prefer peppermint to spearmint (which is what we have in our yard) so I usually use dried peppermint. We like to eat the spearmint straight off the plant. My one-year-old daughter already can distinguish it from other plants, so she can graze safely. :-)

    I especially like making iced tea from peppermint and red raspberry leaves--so refreshing!

  2. Thanks Becca! I'll be honest, I never thought of infusing red raspberry leaves with the mint - we happen to have a small patch out back we've been picking so I'm headed out to get a handful for my next brew! And, I love that it's good for new and breastfeeding moms - even better! (I was an LLL Leader for 7 years!) Thanks again!

  3. one of my garden herbs is mint and I make mint ice cubes. I love adding them to my hot tea! always so good. Stopping by from #FullPlateThursday

  4. Thanks for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party.

  5. Pinning! Sounds like some great tea! Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop!

    1. Thanks Jennifer! It's so easy to make, you'll love it!

  6. We will love this Iced Tea! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks Miz! I love to mix in frozen fruit to give it a nice twist!

  7. Yum! Sounds like a refreshing, delicious, and simple recipe. Thanks for sharing. Pinning!


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