• Makes 250
  • 5 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 3 Ingredients
  • Love


If you have mint growing in the garden you can turn it into home made mint tea! So easy to do and without the heavy price tag of purchasing it through a tea store. The added benefit is that if you don’t spray your mint, it’s organic! This keeps in the cupboard for around 6 months.

Ingredients (makes 250 gram jar)

  • 5 bunches mint
  • 5 elastic bands
  • 1 glass jar


  1. Pick and wash 5 bunches of mint.
  2. Dry them and then secure a few stems together with the elastic bands.
  3. Hang upside down until they are dry (usually a week or so).
  4. Once dried, remove the leaves from the stems and empty into a blender. Pulse gently a few times to cut the leaves slightly.
  5. Store in a glass jar out of direct sunlight.

  • I love this idea! I’m a big tea drinker! Once we settle in to our new home..I’m planting mint along with other herbs.


  • I knew I had read about this somewhere… thank goodness I found this post. Could not remember how long to dry them for!


  • great idea.. never thought of using a blender to pulse the leaves; way better than snipping with scissors!


  • wow, never thought to do this, thank you!


  • I’ve got some mint in my garden but I never thought of drying it. Sometimes I make a mint tea just by putting some fresh leaves in a mug, and pouring hot water on them.

    • Me too. Drying it just means you can store it long term in the cupboard which can be handy. Of course, it’s not really that difficult to pop out and grab a few fresh stems either.


  • Thanks for sharing your mint tea.


  • oh I always have an abundance of mint growing here, it’s like a weed in my garden! – this would make a cute little addition to a christmas present or mothers day present – thanks for sharing

    • A great gift idea if you have an abundance of mint in your garden and everyone loves a homemade gift.

      • Definitely! I would imagine most people would love something home made but also organic too!


  • So easy to make and a nice change from regular tea! Thanks.


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