Fresh mint tea

Have you ever grown mint? It’s essentially a weed which grows profusely. I first enjoyed a glass of this extremely refreshing beverage in an outdoor market in Asidah in Morocco. Once you've made your own tea with fresh mint leaves, hot water, and sugar you'll never be able to stand for a tea bag again.

Why is mint tea great for emergencies?

If you grow mint in your garden you can make this fragrant and sweet beverage with nothing more than hot water and sugar. It's an easy mental refresher, and oddly enough, I enjoy it on both cold and hot days. 

Servings 1
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes 


  • A handful of washed mint leaves
  • 1-2 Tsp Sugar
  • Hot water


  1. Boil water.
  2. Break off mint to be mostly leaves, wash, then add to your glass. 
  3. Pour the hot water over the mint leaves. Stir in sugar and let it steep for four minutes. 
  4. No need to remove the mint leaves. It's ready to drink. Enjoy the fragrance of the leaves. 
When finished you can repeat the water and sugar two or three more times.