With my new found spare time I have been doing more of the shopping. We have a liking for posh mint tea.
Hmm, it’s good but there are only 12 tea bags in this packet, it costs £3.50, and we have mint in the garden. Got me thinking about giving it a go. (Note to self: herbs are also on the list of things to add to the dogs raw diet).
- Anywhere, prefers light shade
- Remove flowers or cut to ground when flowering to get new growth.
- Stagger cutting to maintain mint supply.
- Pot up for winter growing.
- Good for butterflies
Here are my steps to make-your-own-mint-tea.
- Pick leaves
- Put leaves in teapot, add boiled water and muddle (bruise)
- Pour and strain if necessary
Ta-dah! Amazing how attractive fresh mint tea looks in front of a bunch of flowers. Tasted quite nice too.
- Gather mint stems
- Rinse mint
- Shake/pat off excess water
- Tie into bundles
- Hang up
- Dry over several months until dry and crumbly
- Crumble into storage container
- Make cup of tea with 1 tsp dried mint
Here’s a small-scale experiment in progress: