This is as calm and soothing as tea can be. The delicate floral flavor from apple mint is best enjoyed quietly.
- 1 cup loosely packed fresh apple mint leaves
- 4 cup water
Remove all the leaves from their stems and place them in a small bowl. Using the back of a spoon lightly crush the leaves to release the oils.
Using any method or device you like steep the mint leaves in almost boiling very hot water. Let it sit undisturbed for about 10 minutes.
This is a very delicate tea. It benefits from a long steeping time. Use your judgment as to when the delicate flavors peek and most suit you.
You can drink it hot, but I often enjoy it very, very cold. Which is not the same as iced. Because water-based ice-cubes would quickly dilute this gentle tea down to the point of altering its delicate nature.
Instead, pour half of the tea into an ice cube tray and freeze it. Store the other half in the fridge. When it is time to enjoy that quiet moment simply add the cubes to the glass and pour some of the tea over the cubes of frozen apple mint tea.