Hot Mint Tea
A hot mint tea recipe. Am I crazy? I always emphasize that my recipes are simple, healthy, and delicious. This recipe really takes the cake (the mint?) though. I suppose it is more of a inspiration than anything else. When was the last time you added fresh mint to your cup of tea? It is refreshing and a great way to start your day. It is also good for digestion.
In Jordan almost every restaurant or cafe serves hot mint tea. It is most often served super hot in little cups with fresh mint and just a hint of sweetness from sugar. On the hottest of hot days you will see men in their business suits enjoying a cup of hot mint tea. I am very excited for our trip to Jordan this summer (12 of us are going from the Philadelphia area) as I haven’t seen some of my cousins and aunts in four years.
Petra, Jordan in 2004
However, I am also really excited for the food! And the tea! I could not wait any longer to have a fresh cup of hot mint tea, so I made a cup myself today.
Hot Mint Tea
6-8 oz hot, almost boiling water
1 black tea bag
1 large mint leaf
sweetener is optional
Steep tea in the water. Remove tea bag. Add the mint leaf and enjoy!
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What is your favorite addition to a cup of tea?