Iced Herbal Mint Tea–Summer Cooling Drink

iced herbal mint tea © Yuliadavidovich |

Iced herbal mint tea is such a treat on a hot day.  To make some, follow these directions.

Into 1 quart of simmering water, add

  • 3 sprigs of fresh peppermint OR 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 2 leaves of fresh comfrey
  • 1 t. dried nettles
  • 1 date or 1 T. raisins
  • A squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.  Turn off the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes.  Add ice cubes to cool the tea, then drink.  You can add sweetener if you wish.

This is a beautiful summer  drink that is refreshing, highly nutritious, balancing, and cooling.  Give it a try when the sun is hot and you are looking for refreshment!

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