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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!

Aerial view of two cups of fresh mint 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 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.

Side angle of mint tea in a cup with mint leaves inside.

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 mint herbal tea is healthy and fits a wide variety of dietary needs.

Recipe Ingredients:

Ingredients needed to make fresh mint tea.
  • 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.

Recipe Variations:

  • 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:

Hot water in a glass with mint leaves inside.
Step 1

Step 1: Boil water, add it to a glass or mug, and add fresh mint leaves to a cup.

Hot water with mint leaves inside and honey about to be mixed in.
Step 2

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

Recipe FAQs

Can you make this into iced mint tea?

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.

Where can I find fresh mint?

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.

What kind of mint can I use for this tea?

Traditional peppermint, chocolate mint, spearmint, apple mint.

Two cups with mint tea leaves inside.

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.

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5 from 12 votes

Easy Fresh Mint Tea

Servings: 1 cup
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Easy Fresh Mint Tea (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com
A healthy easy tea recipe made with only three ingredients… fresh mint tea leaves, water, and honey.


  • 1.5 cups boiling water
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 sprigs of fresh mint leaves , ( this was 15 mint tea leaves for me)
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  • 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.


Calories: 21kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: dutch
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  1. 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.

  2. 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! 

  3. 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.