How To Make: Mint for Tea
Updated: Jul 30, 2022
September has come and gone in a blink of an eye. The air has gotten cooler and crisp, making each inhale almost refreshing. Its fall guys, I hate to say it, but summer is fading slowly and fall is creeping in more and more. To me, it's tea season, I'm not a huge fan in the spring or summer months when it's hot. Tea, for me, is enjoyed in the cooler months.
Fall season also means: garden clean up.
I have a lot to clean up but before I get rid of plants. I always take a second look to see if I can't do something with it. Herbs are amazing to save because they dehydrate easily. This is seriously one of the easiest things you can do and it makes great tea.
Today we are dehydrating: Mint
Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 5 mins Yield: 1 cup
2 cups Mint, destemmed (homegrown)
Whatever Mint you want to use: Strawberry Mint, Spearmint, Peppermint, Apple Mint.
1. Wash the mint in a bowl of water.
2. Pat the mint leaves with paper towel and dry in the salad spinner or let it air dry.
3. Place each leave evenly on the drawing racks.
4. Dry the mint at 40°C/105°F for between 2-5 hours, until they are brittle and crumble to pieces rather than bending.