Monday, July 8, 2013
Making Peppermint tea
I learned (with some surprise) how well my hoarding had gone. I had two pots of peppermint from seed, three more from transplanting, and of course, the great mass of it in the ground.
Step one: Pick a lot of leaves.
Step two: Dry the leaves in a dehydrator. I've decided that I like the passive dehydrators for delicate things like peppermint leaves. The active one is still best for bigger things like apples, bananas and tomatoes.
Step three: grind the dried leaves to small flakes. I use a cheap ($5.00) food processor. It works fine for flakes, but wouldn't make powder.
Step four: put it in a baggie and deliver to someone who loves peppermint tea. Convince them that No, this is not a recently-semi-legalized recreational substance. This one has always been legal.
Step five: add to boiling water, and enjoy the best peppermint tea you've ever had.