For me, my love for exploring different teas began with Mint. I grow standard garden Mint and Peppermint in my garden – in a pot of course – and within no time I have been inundated with the stuff. It’s wonderful. I feel like a successful gardener and realistically, I’ve put barely any effort in.
Growing season is now coming to an end for me, but over these last few months coming up with ideas of what to do with Mint has been quite pleasurable. One of my favourite things is the simplest of all and that is making tea. In this recipe I would like to share with you one of my favourite tea combinations and I wouldn’t be surprised if most readers find these ingredients in their own gardens.
How to make our mint and lavender tea recipe
Ingredients for 1 cup:
The volume of ingredients is down to personal preference. There is no right or wrong amount. Below I will include the volumes that I like as a guide.
- 5 leaves of Mint
- 2 buds of lavender
- 1 slice of lemon
Time: 6 Minutes
Once you’ve picked your leaves and buds, give them a rinse and place them into your cup. Slice the lemon and add this too. Boil the kettle. Poor the boiled water over your herbs and lemon and leave it to steep for roughly 5 minutes. This should give it enough time to allow the flavours to infuse together.
I leave my herbs in my cup whilst I drink it. This is entirely up to you. I find fresh herbs and fruit to be large enough that it tends not to be an annoyance.
Just because this is my favourite combination doesn’t mean it’s the only one. Tap into your creativity and add anything you like. Below are a few ingredients that go well with this recipe to give you a little inspiration.
- Green tea
If you really do want to indulge yourself, why not also have some dark chocolate on the side. You can dip it in your lovely mint tea to make them both taste better.
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy this recipe.