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!