Mint Tea

This drink hardly requires introduction since it is widely enjoyed all over the world. I have had mint tea in Japan, in Africa, in the US and of course in Europe. I love mint tea, especially when made out of fresh mint leaves. I also sometimes chill the tea and drink it on a warm summer's day with a bit of agave nectar or honey.

A delicious and refreshing tea

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan

Mint Tea

Serves 2-3 people


  • 500 millilitres (17 fluid oz) water
  • 2 large handfuls fresh mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar (optional)


  • Boil the 500 millilitres water in a small saucepan or a kettle.
  • Place the 2 handfuls mint leaves in a medium bowl.
  • Pour the water over the mint leaves and allow to sit for 5 minutes (or longer if you prefer a stronger taste).
  • Pour liquid through a sieve and then into cups. Discard the mint leaves or use again (you will need to brew the tea for longer if re-using the leaves).
  • Add 2 teaspoons agave nectar if preferred.


  • You can use maple syrup or acacia honey instead of the agave nectar.
  • You can enjoy the tea chilled as well. Just chill and add lots of ice cubes. Add more agave nectar for a sweeter taste.