Easy Fresh Mint Tea (Gluten-Free, Dairy-free)
Easy Fresh Mint Tea recipe. A healthy homemade fresh peppermint tea recipe made with only three ingredients…fresh mint leaves, water, and honey. The result is comforting coziness in a teacup!
I’m sharing an easy recipe that I discovered over the summer today, this Easy Fresh Mint Tea.
It’s a homemade version of mint tea, that uses fresh herbs instead of a teabag to make a cup of mint tea.
It’s really simple, but really amazing! No teapot or kettle needed either, all you need is a teacup or a large heatproof glass.
(Note: This herbal tea naturally Gluten-free, Dairy-free, and Paleo)
Ingredients needed to make fresh mint tea:
- boiling water
- fresh mint leaves
Simple, clean ingredients. You only need these 3 ingredients to this fresh mint tea.
You can either buy fresh mint at the grocery store or grab some from your garden outside.
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.
You can use regular sugar or maple syrup instead of honey.
How to make mint tea from fresh mint leaves:
To make mint tea from fresh mint leaves, there are 4 steps.
Step 1: Boil water.
Step 2: Pour boiling hot water into a mug or teacup.
Step 3: Add the fresh mint sprigs to the cup, along with the honey.
Step 4: Stir with a spoon and let the mint leaves steep for 3-5 minutes.
This recipe couldn’t be easier, right?!
It truly is delicious. Let me know if you make it and how you like it!
What are the benefits of homemade mint tea?
- Mint tea can help calm your stomach and help with digestion
- Peppermint is a natural anti-bacterial
- Mint can help freshen your breath
- Mint tea can help with concentration
- Fresh mint tea can help ease a sore throat, reduce stress, and prevent nausea (which is great during pregnancy)
- There is no caffeine in mint tea, which makes it a great option for those watching their caffeine intake
- Mint tea is great before bed. Peppermint is a muscle relaxant which will help your muscles and your mind ease into bedtime and sleep.
Check out the following article for more information on the health benefits of mint.
Peppermint tea variations:
(1) You can also try using spearmint instead of peppermint leaves.
Spearmint has a lighter more delicate flavor. It is also almost a bit sweeter than peppermint. Peppermint has more menthol in it and is thus is a stronger flavor in taste and smell. It has a more cooling effect.
(2) You can cool the mint tea in the refrigerator ( after it steeps), to make an iced tea out if it.
(3) You can add chamomile, lemon juice or lemon slices, or ginger root to your tea.
(4) You can add some fresh mint to a cup of black tea or green tea ( if you are adding fresh mint to green tea it is called moroccan mint tea).
Why I started making mint tea at home:
Over the summer, my family and I went to the Netherlands for a wedding. You can check out my Netherlands Travel Post here, if you are interested.
While we were in the Netherlands, I ordered mint tea at a restaurant.
I expected to get a cup of hot water with a mint tea bag inside, but instead I was served a big glass of hot water with lots of fresh mint tea leaves inside. And there was a small pot of honey next to it.
The server said to mix the honey into the tea. I was blown away with how amazing the taste of mint tea from fresh mint was. SO much better than peppermint tea made with a tea bag.
I decided that making tea with fresh mint leaves was the only way that I would do it from now on and so now I make this fresh mint tea recipe all the time.
Other recipes featuring mint:
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.
Other tea recipes you may enjoy:
This Strawberry Sweet Iced Tea is my favorite sweet tea recipe! It’s got wonderful strawberry flavor infused into refreshing sweet tea. YUM.
Easy Fresh Mint Tea (Gluten-Free, Dairy-free)
- 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.
- Note: you can add more mint leaves or honey after tasting.
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