09 March 2014

Sweet Mint Tea

As you know, I am in full steam ahead gardening mode which includes 

gardening inside our home as well as outside.  

I just can't seem to get enough of planting and growing and enjoying.




So with Summer just around the corner I have been thinking 

of Sweet Mint Tea, doesn't that just sound so good...


Well, you know mint is very hardy and when grown outside it can become 

quite invasive, even taking over a petite garden

so this cute and sweet smelling little herb is staying put.

In this cup, my garden space is prime property.







In time my mint will bloom

her blossoms may be any shade of 

white to purple.  





In Greek Mythology, mint  is known as the herb of hospitality.

Isn't this so nifty how Sweet Mint Tea and hospitality go together, sort of like..

biscuits and butter 

cocoa and marshmallows.

Well last Summer I really got into tea and this is one of the recipes

which I so enjoyed-so did the hubby.




 Sweet Mint Tea

Ingredients: Serves 8

2 quarts boiling water
12 tea bags
1 cup sugar or to taste
10 sprigs of  mint leaves
2 lemons
Ice cubes

Directions:

1.Boil 2 quarts of water in medium saucepan.

2.In one large tea pot or two smaller tea pots, pour boiling water over tea
bags and mint.  Steep for 20 minutes.

3.Place sugar in 2 quart pitcher which is heat tolerant.

4. Pour freshly brewed tea into pitcher and stir until sugar is dissolved.
(do not pour in mint and tea leaves-use strainer or cheesecloth)

5.Place in refrigerator until ready to serve,

6.Pour over ice filled glasses and garnish with a lemon slice.

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Just thinking of sipping on this tea while the

Summer breezes softly blow,

the crickets sing,

the sweet scent of fresh mown hay,

Makes me think Summer Please Hurry, we are waiting...












Jemma@athomewithjemma
Jemma@athomewithjemma

Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.

13 comments:

  1. I'm still waiting for Spring!! I love the mint in the big mug ... I've been thinking of potting some herbs for indoors as well, but I haven't got a lot of space left for plants indoors. Thanks for sharing your mint tea recipe, and will have to try it in the summer :) Have a great day Jemma! Wendy x

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  2. So pretty, I do love sipping tea! So ready for Spring, it's bee warm here the past few days and they are saying we'll have a nice week!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  3. So cool that you grow your own mint to make tea from. I love tea, and will have to try your recipe.

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  4. Jemma,
    I love your indoor flowers, and what a pretty color. That will be so nice smelling the scent of mint around your house. I didn't know that it was known for hospitality. That was interesting to me, as I am part Greek myself (not sure if I mentioned that to you before). The sweet mint tea sounds so good, and I also enjoy tea time during the day. I liked what you wrote at the end about summer. What a lovely post this is today, Jemma.

    Have a great week.

    love,
    ~Sheri

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  5. Your mint tea sounds heavenly and to be gardening too ~ MA still in 'wintry mode' ~ Lovely photos ~ so colorful and beautiful ~ xxx
    artmusedog and carol

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  6. It sounds delicious. I have lots of mint growing in the backyard all summer and never know exactly what to do with it, so I will have to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Oh my goodness Joyce it looks delicious and I bet it is delicious! How beautiful a plant is that??? I love it.

    sandie

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  8. Jemma,

    Your blushing blooms are beautiful!! What a burst of sunshine to your surroundings! Your description of summer, sipping on this most soothing tea, sounds perfect! We grow an abundance of mint in our herb garden and when there is even the slightest of breezes, the mint whispers its secret throughout the land!

    Have a wonderful day!

    Poppy

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  9. Well this has me longing for summer. I have lots of mint on my herb bank. I let it go as it has room to roam. Thanks for the recipe.
    Linda

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  10. Hi Jemma,
    Mint tea sounds simply delish. I am pinning this recipe. Mint can take over. I planted mine in an old mop bucket and sit it in my herb garden. I also have a pineapple mint in an old metal pot. Must be contained!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. That sounds so good right now! I had mint growing in the last house we lived in...it took over one fence line! I always loved adding it to my tea and a sprig looks so pretty in the glass! Sweet hugs!

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  12. The thought of cool mint tea transports me immediately to summer. Thanks for the little 'trip' in the midst of our freezing cold temps with plenty of snow still on the ground!

    Thanks too for linking up at Project Inspire{d}!

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