Easy Fresh Mint Tea
This easy fresh mint tea is a healthy homemade tea recipe made using fresh mint leaves, water, and honey. It comes together quickly and results in the most comforting cozy cup of tea!
Nothing compares to homemade tea. Whether its iced tea, matcha tea, or this hot fresh mint tea, making it at home always has the best results.
I love the flavor you get by using fresh herbs when making this tea. If you love big flavor from fresh ingredients, you should check out my strawberry iced tea made with real strawberry juice. YUM.
I got the idea to start making mint tea from fresh mint from my trip to the Netherlands. Every time that I ordered mint tea at a restaurant there, I was given a big glass of hot water with lots of fresh mint tea leaves inside, and a small pot of honey next to it. I was blown away with how delicious mint tea tasted this way, so I started making it like this at home.
Table of Contents
- Why this recipe works:
- Recipe Ingredients:
- Recipe Variations:
- How to make fresh mint tea:
- Mint tea health benefits
- Recipe FAQs
- Other mint recipes you’ll love:
Why this recipe works:
- You only need 3 ingredients!
- It is easy and quick. It comes together in 5 minutes.
- You don’t need a teapot or kettle, all you need is a teacup and some boiling water.
- This herbal tea is healthy and fits a wide variety of dietary needs.
- boiling water– you can use a water boiler or boil it on the stove.
- honey– any type of honey works, but I like to use raw honey.
- fresh mint leaves– you can buy them at the grocery store or grab them from your garden outside.
See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
- Instead of honey, you can use maple syrup.
- Instead of peppermint leaves, you can use spearmint leaves.
- You can add lemon juice or lemon slices.
- You can add ginger root.
- You can add green tea to make it a morrocan mint tea.
- You can add black tea to the mint leaves.
- You can add basil leaves.
- You can turn this into iced mint tea!
How to make fresh mint tea:
Step 1: Boil water, add it to a glass or mug, and add fresh mint leaves to a cup.
Step 2: Add honey and mix into the water until it is dissolved. Let the mint tea leaves steep for 3-5 minutes.
Mint tea health benefits
- It can help calm your stomach and help with digestion.
- Peppermint is a natural anti-bacterial.
- It can help ease a sore throat, reduce stress, and prevent nausea.
- It can help you relax before bed. Peppermint is a muscle relaxant. Check out the following article for more information on the health benefits of mint.
Yes! Once you have added the honey and let the mint leaves steep, then add ice cubes OR put the mug into the refrigerator to cool and then add ice cubes later.
In the produce section of the grocery store or in your garden.
I find that mint is one of those herbs that grows really well outside and needs minimal intervention, so I always have some growing in my yard.
Traditional peppermint, chocolate mint, spearmint, apple mint.
Other mint recipes you’ll love:
This Homemade Chocolate Mint Almond Milk is one of my favorite almond milk recipes because it has a hint of chocolate with mint and is so refreshing!
I love this Zesty Lemon Mint Turmeric Dressing. It has the perfect balance of mint and lemon flavor and takes all salads to the next level.
If you are feeling dessert, try this Minty Paleo Frozen Hot Chocolate.
Did you try this recipe? Please leave me a ⭐ review below!
Easy Fresh Mint Tea
- 1.5 cups boiling water
- 1 tsp honey
- 2 sprigs of fresh mint leaves ( this was 15 mint tea leaves for me)
- Boil water and pour it into a mug. Then, put the mint into the mug/cup, add honey, mix, and let the mint leaves seep for 3-5 minutes.
- You can add more mint leaves or honey after tasting to tweak it to your tastes.
You can turn this into iced tea. To do so, follow the instructions above, then once the mint leaves have steeped and the honey has been added, then you can add ice-cubes right away or refrigerate then add ice-cubes.
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31 Comments on “Easy Fresh Mint Tea”
My tea leaves turned black in the hot water. Tasted OK, but the color was a disappointment.
I wonder if the water was too hot?
I grow my own mint. I enjoy it fresh until frost, then I enjoy the mint I gathered and dryed all winter. Great on a cold winter day.
Wow I was looking for a tea recipe to do with all my mint from my backyard and I tried yours, and this is perfect!! Thank you so much!! Now I feel cool thinking I know a woman who went to the netherlands and brought back this recipe!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
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I usually make sun tea with lipton tea bags, but I’ll throw mint leaves into it and stevia. It’s not as strong as hot mint tea but it makes for a good cold tea on these hot summer days. I do love your recipe also though.
Thank you .How easy to make .I use my fresh mint out of the garden. So tasty
Oh my goodness, this is sooo yummy! Thank you for the recipe!
WOW! I learned about this way of making mint tea three years ago when
my husband and I went went to The Netherlands to visit a friend. Love it this way!
It’s so great, right?!
Tried this recipe and it was amazing. Will definitely be making this again. Thank you for this recipe.
I’m very happy to hear it!!
I just used sweet mint, boiled it for a couple of minutes and then poured onto a teaspoon of honey it my cup. Great!!!!
Yummmmm. It is so refreshing!
Thanks! What kind of mint do they use in the Netherlands? As I remember, it wasn’t peppermint. And there were so many kinds of mint in the supermarket!! Don’t know which to choose if I want the same I drank in the Netherlands.
I am not totally sure, but I assume peppermint!
I grow my own mint.. mainly chocolate mint, spearmint and a little peppermint.. I pick a bowlful each morning and pot the unwashed leaves and tops in a jar in the fridge.. when ready to brew I boil about 16 oz of water.. I use a little over a handful of leaves each time because I like it strong.. I wash the leaves with cool tap water and squish them a little before placing them in a 4 cup measuring cup ( glass).. then I pour the boiled water over them and stir about 30 seconds.. I cover with a small glass dish and steep for at least 10 minutes.. I pour the tea into glasses and put them in the fridge.. makes 2 glasses.. I then add water to the leaves and use them all day.. makes the best ice tea ever.. I don’t add ice or sweetener and you can use more or fewer leaves to control the strength.. fresh mint you have grown yourself yields the best flavor!
I bet! I would love to grow my own 🙂
Thanks for this! Do you remove the mint leaves after steeping or leave them in?
I leave it in!
Thanks! It was delicious!
What I do is put a bunch of tea leaves in a pot and fill water up so that most of them can be in water and bring to a boil then turn stove off and put a lid on and let the tea steep for 10-20 minutes then put ice in a picture with sugar and pour over it and put it in the fridge for couple hours and it’s perfect (:
Love that! I’ll have to try it!
So delicious! Great to find a recipe to use my mint!
I’m so glad! I make this recipe often 🙂
Great!!! Simply Good!!!?
My GoTo from now on. Thanks???
I’m so happy to hear it!! I LOVE making mint tea this way. It’s so simple but so good. 🙂
This is the best!!! I want this every day!
Right?! Haha It was such a treat!
Giving it a shot right now!?
This sounds gooood!
A simple and healthy drink; with all the rest of the ‘so called healthy things today, this definetly can’t hurt.