How to make peppermint tea properly, hot and iced.
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 some hot water into a teapot and swirl it around a bit. Discard the water.
Put peppermint tea into teapot and add hot water.
Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.
Strain peppermint leaves and pour hot tea into a teacup.
TO MAKE COLD BREW PEPPERMINT TEA
1. Put peppermint tea and cool or room temperature water in a pitcher or glass container.
Filtered water is best for a better tasting iced tea.
2. Cover pitcher and put in refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
3. Strain peppermint leaves and pour tea into a cup.
Ice is optional since the tea is already cold.
TO SWEETEN ICED TEA
To sweeten peppermint iced tea, use simple syrup.
You can easily make simple syrup at home by mixing equal parts sugar (or honey, date syrup, or brown sugar) and hot water until sugar dissolves.