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Spicy Mint Tea Recipe
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Spicy Mint Tea Recipe

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In the old days, a steaming cup of mint tea was said to dispel headaches, heartburn and indigestion. I don't know about that, but I do know that this tea refreshes me every time.—Ione Banks, Jefferson, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 4 whole allspice
  • 2 cups fresh mint leaves
  • Honey, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without honey) equals 0 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 0 carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein. Diabetic Exchange: Free food.

Directions

  1. Bring the water, cinnamon, cloves and allspice to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Stir in mint leaves. Remove from heat and steep for 5 minutes. Strain into cups. Sweeten with honey if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Mint Tea in Taste of Home April/May 1993, p41

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without honey) equals 0 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 0 carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein. Diabetic Exchange: Free food.

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