I've come down with a rotten cold and tea is the only thing that makes me feel better. Interestingly enough, my mint plants have grown a little out of hand and are hogging all the sunshine from their neighbor plants. Serendipity? Follow along to make your own mint tea!
2. Rinse leaves with cold water to get the dirt off of them. I usually fill my bowl with water and swish the leaves around. Then let the dirt settle to the bottom and the leaves will float to the top. I skim the surface of the water to collect my clean leaves.
3. Take your leaves out of the oven and let them cool. Store the leaves in an air-tight jar. Don't crumble the leaves until you are ready to prepare your tea for maximum freshness!
Handmade tea makes a beautiful gift!
P.S. Here are a few tips on growing and harvesting peppermint!