Peppermint Tea Recipe

Do you ever purchase pre-packaged bottles of tea? Me too. But I won’t be buying peppermint tea anymore!

This Peppermint Tea Recipe really only has two ingredients. Total cost of these two ingredients? Less than .05!  A pre-packaged bottle of tea can cost $1 or more!

This recipe does use sugar. However, a teaspoon of sugar only has 20 calories. And you can certainly replace that with agave or raw sugar if you prefer a less processed ingredient.

Dried peppermint and sugar

Peppermint Tea Recipe

1 tsp dried peppermint
1 tsp sugar
8 oz boiling water

Add the peppermint and sugar to a measuring cup. Pour 8 oz of boiling water over. Allow to steep for 3 minutes. Strain. Pour over ice to cool and make iced tea. Add additional sweetener if you choose.

Iced Peppermint Tea

Dried peppermint leaves may not be an ingredient you already have in your home. However, you will find it is easily available in any health food store and many grocery stores. I prefer to buy it in bulk to get the best price.

My favorite time to drink peppermint tea is in the afternoon. I make a recipe in the morning. Then I pour it over ice in an insulated cup and carry it with me on my errands in the afternoon. When do you like to drink peppermint tea?

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  1. This looks fabulous! I have never seen dried peppermint (but have never looked for it before)…is it just with the other dried herbs and spices??

    Thanks for posting! 🙂

  2. I bought my dried peppermint from Natural Grocers – not sure if you are located where they have one. But, I’m sure any health store would have it and they also sell it online at Amazon. And yes, I did find it with the other spices and herbs.

    Thanks for commenting! Andrea

  3. I drink a lot of loose leaf tea and love peppermint tea. I had no idea it was that easy to make yourself. I will have to search for it next time I’m at the grocery. Found you on WFMW…thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Katie – I’m right there with you! I had no idea that most of the time when you buy peppermint tea – all you are buying is dried peppermint anyway! Might as well save the money that goes into the pretty packaging and just make it ourselves! Thanks for visiting! Andrea

  5. Thank you!!! 🙂

  6. I don’t like iced tea, can this also be drunk as hot tea?

    Also, does anyone know where you can find peppermint plants for the garden?

  7. Hi Andi, You can definitely drink this peppermint tea hot! And if you need peppermint plants, any nursery will have them – and I’m guessing even Home Depot or Lowes. If you have a friend who gardens, you may want to ask them if they have any growing that they can divide and share with you. Hope that helps! Andrea

  8. Blair Christensen says:

    I live in Washington state, and I grew peppermint last year. I bought it at the local Walmart to grow in my garden, and it flourished. I was just curious if I can make tea with other types of mints. I grew some orange mint last year, too, and my kids and I used to just munch on the leaves of all my mint plants, and I think they might make good teas, too!

  9. Hi Blair, I, too, love to grow lots of different mints. The chocolate mint was my favorite last year. And to answer your question, YES! You can dry and use all types of peppermint to create interesting and different teas! Thanks for asking, Andrea

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