Emily and I have been organizing our efforts toward developing Tea blends. I kind of went nuts buying mint at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market last week. I jumped into drying mode. The taste of fresh “dried” mint tea is soooo much better.
Here how to do it.
1 Wash your mint
2 lay out on dried towels to dry
3 Place on screen racks and direct a fan at them until the leaves are dry
4 Tie up in bunches, hand them on sting and have a fan on them.
You can opted not to have a fan on them, but the quicker you dry them the better. Mint can turn brown quickly.
Within a few days, the mint will be crackle dry.
De-leave the stems and store in a dry tin.
Use 1/8-1/4 cup of mint leaves per 8oz cup of tea.
Dried full leave mint tea has a lot of air in it, so the amount may seem more then you think.