Easy Fresh Mint Tea Recipe

Fresh mint tea being poured
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    8 min
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Fresh peppermint leaves give this mint tea* a pungent menthol aroma and flavor. This basic, caffeine-free mint tea recipe includes options to adapt it to your specific tastes. The mint tea can be served hot or iced, sweetened or unsweetened, and with or without lemon.

*Technically, this is considered an herbal tea/tisane.

If you prefer Moroccan mint tea (a blend of green tea and mint leaves) to a caffeine-free infusion, see this Moroccan Mint Tea Recipe instead.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups filtered water
  • About 15 fresh mint leaves
  • (Optional) Sugar or honey, to taste (start with about 1 tsp per cup and add more as desired)
  • (Optional) Ice
  • (Optional) 2 lemon wheels, or lemon juice to taste

How to Make It

  1. Bring the water to a rolling boil.
  2. Remove from heat and add mint leaves.
  3. Steep for three to five minutes, depending on desired strength.
  4. Add sweetener as desired.
  5. (Optional) Pour over ice.
  6. (Optional) Garnish with lemon wheels or add lemon juice to taste.
  7. Serve hot in mugs or iced in tall glasses.