The first time I had mint tea was in a hammam in Paris. While you wait in a room that looks like something out of Arabian Nights for your massage, they give you this sweet, fragrant tea to sip on. The traditional tea is very sweet which is something I would have on occasion, but this everyday version has the cool, calming, flavour of mint with a hint of sweetness.
- french press
- 1 bunch 1 bunch of mint 20 grams, rinsed
- 4 cups boiling water
- 2 tbsp organic cane sugar
- Put mint, stems and leaves (no need to pull apart) into a pot or french press. Add 2 tbsp of sugar and muddle the leaves (think mojito). Muddling the leaves releases the oils in the mint and makes it fragrant.
- Add boiling water. Let stand for 4 minutes.
- If using a french press, push down and pour. If using a pot, strain carefully. The wilted mint leaves can be used as garnish.
- Enjoy hot or cold!