Have you ever thought about using your mint to make Mint Sun Tea? Mint is a perennial and very hardy where I live. My four plants are taking over. As well as I am frantically trying to use it up before it dies off for the season. What do you use it for? Have you tried to make Mint Sun Tea? What about Mint Extract? That will be my next post.
What You Need to Make Mint Sun Tea
I found this idea and I absolutely love it! Do you want to drink something that is a little sweet, good for you, easy and mostly free? Then Mint Sun Tea is for you. I have tried it several times this summer and I am hooked. I finally even bought some 1/2 gallon jars to make more at a time. The recipe goes like this.
- Cut some mint from your garden or pots (about 1 cup, roughly chopped)
- 1/2 gallon glass jar with lid (or any size jar you have, just use more or less mint
- Monk Fruit Sweetener (liquid) or Stevia
- Filtered Water
Let’s Get Started
Get yourself some mint from the garden, cut it with a nice pair of pruning shears, leaving a few last leaves on the stalk. Bring in the mint, pull off leaves, and roughly chop until you have 1 cup. Place the mint leaves in your glass jar and cover with filtered water pretty much all the way to the top. Filtered water is so much better for you. We have a gravity filter. Place the jar of mint and water in the sunlight for 24 hours.
Preparing the Mint Sun Tea to be Consumed
Once it is done, bring it inside and strain the mint leaves over a bowl with a pouring spout through a sieve. You can try to pour it directly into another jar, which I have done, but it doesn’t work very well. One time I even poured all the tea through a sieve into my kitchen sink with nothing to catch it. Oh, I was so sad. I had to start all over again.
That’s what happens when you are going through menopause. Your brain is not so quick anymore. But I digress. Anyway, then pour your lovely mint tea into another jar that you intend to store in your refrigerator, or two jars if that is the only way the tea will fit. Next add the sweetener of choice. I prefer liquid Monk Fruit Sweetener. Shake up the jar and place it in your refrigerator, or if you can’t wait any longer, dig out some ice and pour mint tea into a glass and be refreshed.
Have you ever tried making Sun Tea with Mint or another herb? I usually use Peppermint and Mint combined because that is what I have. I want to purchase several unique kinds of mints next year and try to make Sun Mint tea with flavored mint. Yum! Reply in the comments below and tell me what your experience was.
I used the 1/2 gallon jars from Azure Standard. You can find them here.
Bonus-Use some of your mint to chop and put on a fruit salad! It is so good and good for you. What about keeping the flies out of the coop? Sprinkle some in their nesting box and tie a bunch together and hang from the rafters. This works well.
Find the Berkey Water Filtration System we use here.