Sunday, October 23, 2011
Spearmint is a wonderful member of the mint family. It tends to grow pretty aggressively here. I keep mine in containers in the green house. If planted in a flower bed, it usually takes over the entire space. Spearmint needs to be cut back and divided frequently. It makes a great tea that is tasty hot or cold.
Equal Parts Spearmint and Water
Cut spearmint back. It can be cut all the way back to two leaves per stem. Rinse spearmint, discarding any brown or damaged leaves.
Fill a saucepan about three fourths full of water. Place over high heat and bring water to a boil. Turn off heat. Do not boil the spearmint.
Some folks like to add sugar or honey. Add what you like and share our joy!