Mint Tea Recipe

Looking for something healthy to drink or just missing the taste of summer from the glass? Make a tasty mint tea that is good for any time!

It’s interesting how certain habits are engraved into each society. If we look at them closely, we realize that these habits don’t only bond families, religious groups, or villages together but nations too. It’s like a skin that seemingly gives shape to the whole identity and protects the nation from foreign intruders.

We have plenty of such habits that we only realize exist when something out of place screamingly waves to our attention, like a throne in a pierced skin. Everyone knows that someone is not from around here when orders tomato puree on toast for breakfast instead of maple-soaked pancakes.

As much as everybody knows we aren’t from there when we order lemon with sugar crepes and surprised to get slices of lemon soaked into sugar in them.

Does mint help us change habits?

Here the analogy gets a bit out of place as we are much more capable of tolerating habits change than we accept pieces of wood in our body. For example, many of us is capable of swapping pancakes to crepes and even tolerate that crepes aren’t eaten for breakfast.

But again, there are people who rather die than change the way they live. Well, swapping pancakes to a handful of nuts doesn’t promise a life worth living nor drinking anything that has no added sugar in it.

Can mint help us get rid of addictions?

As incredible as it sounds though, once change happens, we are pretty good at adopting to the new environment and creating new habits for it. So, it’s incredibly important that -once we push ourselves through the threshold of not willingness- surround ourselves with things that are good for us so we can pick habits out of good things.

We may feel like finding a clever way to get rid of cigarette addiction by popping in candies every time, an urge emerges for lighting one up. However, after a couple of stones and on the 3rd day of keto diet this cleverness evaporates like our daily carbs allowance.

It doesn’t help much that many of us are brought up to believe that water is only apt for showering and soft drinks filled with sugar are a proper way to hydrate our body. Substituting such an everyday activity with a flavorless thing can not just be a daunting experience but soul crushing too.

What’s mint?

Luckily, nature always has the answers to fill the emptiness we leave behind when roaming to conquer new territories in our life. Right in this case, it’s mint.

Mint is an umbrella term for all the species in the Mentha family. Interestingly, we don’t even know the exact number of species existing with approximation running from 13 to 26.

The average human consumer is capable to make the distinction between spearmint (because that’s what goes into mojito) and the rest of the mint types but otherwise it’s quite a muddy area.

As muddy as muddy soil the mint prefers although it can thrive in many places given its diversity. Although it can be challenging to start it from a seed, once mint takes root in an area, it is extremely difficult to get rid of it.

Where to use mint?

Not as we would like to get rid of mint, once we dip our taste buds into mint flavored dishes or rather drinks. However, not everybody is into mint tea, but no one ever said no to a mojito.

Mint tea is rather on the other side of the health spectrum than mojito and tries to highlight the health benefits of mint rather than just having fun with it. Not like having a nice tea wouldn’t be fun but so far it failed to break into the mainstream party industry.

Let’s hope times will change and drinking tea will not only be the queen’s party privilege but we can enjoy them without being looked out of place too.

Mint tea recipe - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 15 pieces Mint leaf
  • 2 cups Water
  • Lemon to taste (optional)
  • Sweetener to taste (optional)

How to make Mint tea

  1. Wash the mint then pick a stem with enough leaves for the batch we are preparing. 15 leaves is more than enough for 2 cups of water.Mint tea recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Place the mint leaves into a jug or just put them straight into the cups.Mint tea recipe - SunCakeMom
  3. Pour hot water on them and let it sit for about 2-3 minutes. We can leave them there longer for a mintier flavor.Mint tea recipe - SunCakeMom
  4. Add optional sweetener and lemon or lemon juice. We can also ice it and enjoy our very best iced mint tea.Mint tea recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

Mint tea recipe - SunCakeMom

Mint Tea Recipe

Looking for something healthy to drink or just missing the taste of summer from the glass? Make a tasty mint tea that is good for any time!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Dairy free, Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Paleo, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 15 pieces Mint leaf
  • 2 cups / 500ml Water
  • Lemon to taste optional
  • Sweetener to taste optional

Instructions

  • Wash the mint then pick a stem with enough leaves for the batch we are preparing. 15 leaves is more than enough for 2 cups of water.
    Mint tea recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Place the mint leaves into a jug or just put them straight into the cups.
    Mint tea recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Pour hot water on them and let it sit for about 2-3 minutes. We can leave them there longer for a mintier flavor.
    Mint tea recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Add optional sweetener and lemon or lemon juice. We can also ice it and enjoy our very best iced mint tea.
    Mint tea recipe - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

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