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  1. Watch how to make this garden mint tea
  2. Garden Mint Tea Recipe

There are many options to use up all the mint from the garden. The easiest way and my increasing go-to on a weekly basis is this garden mint tea.

I think you’re likely either in camp “I have this all the time” or “does that even count as real tea?” Personally, I’m in the “I have it all the time!” It’s super simple, refreshing, and quenches your thirst! Give it a try and let me know what you think! Or let me know how you make your mint tea!

Watch how to make this garden mint tea

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Glass filled with ice and yellow-colored garden mint tea with mint leaves as garnish on top all on white countertop

Garden Mint Tea

5 from 1 vote
This garden mint tea is a delicious combination of green tea and mint. When steeped with lemon and optional honey, there's nothing that tastes more like summer!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Steep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 cups


  • 2 cups mint leaves washed and picked off stems
  • 6 cups water separated
  • 2 green tea bags
  • 1 lemon
  • honey to taste (optional)


  • In a large measuring glass, pour 4 cups of boiling water over the prepared mint leaves and tea bags. Steep for 20 minutes. If leaves are steeped too long, the tea will become bitter.
  • In a pitcher strain and discard leaves.
  • Add 2 cups cold water, juice of one lemon, honey, and ice.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 21kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgPotassium: 59mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 3.9gVitamin A: 6.8IUVitamin C: 16.2mgCalcium: 16.4mgIron: 0.4mg
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Steeping

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  1. I love this idea! I’m curious, though – do you think the fresh mint might lead this to spoil faster than if I just made a pitcher of the tea and kept it in my fridge?

  2. This is so good and I love this method for making it. It’s become part of my daily routine for summer.

  3. 5 stars
    I found out the hard way that mint spreads…and won’t die. So…I’m using it. Thank you for this recipe! I’m already a green tea drinker but I always drank it hot. This iced version is delicious!!
    Love your videos – keep them coming!

    Patty in Tobaccoville, NC