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