How To Dry Peppermint For Tea

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Who else wants a cuppa of mint tea? I never really was into herbal teas until I started growing my own herbs. We have discussed growing peppermint and also growing chamomile, in earlier posts. These are my favorite herbal teas. Today I will be looking at how to dry peppermint for tea.

Drying herbs, is not a complicated process at all. You just have to know what you are doing, there are slight differences, depending on which herb you are dealing with. You do not need any specialized equipment for drying your mint, just a little patience and dry air will do the trick. This way you get to lock in all the wholesome mint-ness for infusion into your teas.

How To Dry Peppermint For Tea
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • fresh peppermint
  • kitchen scissors
  • rubber band
  • big bowl
  • glass jar or container
  • thumbtacks (optional)

When your peppermint is ready for harvest, use your scissors to clip it. Make sure you wash it thoroughly before wrapping each one with a rubber band. Now the hardest part of the whole process, finding a sunny location to hang your bundles of mint. I just prefer to hang them in the kitchen window.

Next we call on your patience, as you have to wait for the mint to dry for about 5 to 7 days. It should be crisp, before you can crunch up the leaves and separate them from the stems. Just use your fingers to crush them up in the bowl. Store in an airtight jar or container in a cool, dry place.

You can follow step by step instructions on the Sunset blog here…

How To Dry Peppermint For Tea

You can watch the video below on how to dry mint and make mint tea…

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