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Peppermint Tea Recipe

If there's something that can really calm your nerves and instantly de-stress you, it's peppermint tea. You can prepare it using a tea bag or fresh mint leaves. It is fairly easy to prepare it at home. Let's take a look at the step-by-step process below. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Asian
Appliance: Stove
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

Instructions

  • If you are making peppermint tea, take 10 fresh mint leaves and rinse them properly under the faucet. 
  • Once properly rinsed, rub the leaves in between your fingers. By doing so, you will be releasing the flavor of the herb. You can also use a mortar or a pestle to crush the leaves. Additionally, you can use the back of a spoon to lightly crush them if you do not have the aforementioned tools. Ensure that you don't over crush the leaves. 
  • Take a mug, and place the lightly crushed leaves in it. Meanwhile, bring 250 ml of water to a boil. Once boiled, allow the water to cool slightly before you pour it in the mug. Remember that, peppermint tea brews well in hot water and not boiling water.   
  • Carefully pour the water on the peppermint leaves, after you have let the water cool. Once all the leaves are submerged in the water, cover the mug and let it steep for at least 7 minutes. If you want the tea to be stronger, let it steep for longer -probably around 15 minutes. 
  • After that, strain the leaves out using a filter or a spoon. You can also add sugar or honey to your tea as per taste. Furthermore, you can enhance the taste by adding lemon to it.  

Notes

If you don't have fresh mint leaves, you can also prepare the tea using peppermint tea bags that are easily available in the market.