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Peppermint Tea

Author: Jee Choe
How to make peppermint tea properly, hot and iced.
4.8 from 8 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Steep Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 

  • 1 cup water + more to warm teapot
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint tea (or 1 tea sachet or tea bag)

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Boil water.
    If using an electric kettle with temperature setting, set it to 208°F. Boil a little more water than needed so that it can be used to warm up the teapot. Filtered water is best.
  • Warm up teapot.
    Pour hot water into a teapot halfway and swirl it around a bit. Discard the water. Warming up the teapot is an extra step that all tea professionals take the time to do, so that when the tea steeps, the water temperature won't drop drastically.
  • Put peppermint tea into the teapot and add hot water. Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Strain peppermint leaves and pour hot tea into a teacup.

NOTES

How to Make Cold Brew Peppermint Iced Tea

  1. Put peppermint tea and cool or room temperature water in a pitcher or glass container. Cover pitcher and put in refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
    Stir to make sure peppermint get dampened by the water and isn't sitting dry on top of the water surface. Use filtered water for a better tasting iced tea.
  2. Strain peppermint leaves and pour tea into a cup.
    Ice is optional since the tea is already chilled.

Brewing Guide

Hot Peppermint Tea
  • TEA: 2 teaspoons loose peppermint tea or 1 tea sachet
  • WATER: 1 cup (8 fl. oz.)
  • WATER TEMPERATURE: 208°F
  • STEEP TIME: 5 minutes
 
Cold Brew Peppermint Iced Tea
  • TEA: 2 teaspoons loose peppermint tea or 1 tea sachet
  • WATER: 1 cup (8 fl. oz.)
  • WATER TEMPERATURE: Cold water
  • STEEP TIME: 12 hours

Tips

  • To sweeten your peppermint iced tea, use plain simple syrup or flavored simple syrup since it's the easiest to mix into your cold tea since it's a liquid.
  • Using loose tea means you can easily adjust the amount of tea used, so you can make it stronger or weaker.
  • Peppermint tea is pretty forgiving when it comes to steep time. You can steep it longer than 5 minutes and it'll still taste great and won't get overly bitter.
  • Cold brewed peppermint tea can be steeped for up to 24 hours in the refrigerator since it won’t get bitter like black or green tea.
  • Peppermint tea can be brewed and stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Keep it covered or airtight glass container or pitcher.
  • Loose peppermint tea and tea sachets should be stored in an airtight container away from light, odors, humidity, and heat.

NUTRITION

Calories: 3 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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