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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-27-2014, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Meadow Tea

Anyone hitting the stuff yet?My favorite all time summer(and winter)drink.
Saw at Black Creek Greenhouse in East Earl have about 15-18 varities.
I have 4 types.

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Re: Meadow Tea

What is it?

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Re: Meadow Tea

It's a tea made from mint found in the meadow or home grown mint, you boil water or some say almost boil and add the leaves and stems and let it sit a while then strain out the mint and add ice or put it in the fridge. It freezes well also.
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Re: Meadow Tea

We are on our 2nd batch of tea. I planted a patch, the only problem is trying to keep it from spreading out of control. Also good for making Mojitos. My wife brings the tea up to a boil and then turns off the burner and lets it sit for a while. Your whole house will smell good. After it cools some, strain out the tea and the we sugar it to taste while still warm, the sugar disolves much better in hot water than cold. After it gets cold, put it in your containers and put in the fridge. It won't last long.




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Re: Meadow Tea

Sounds like I'm going to have to find me some mint!

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Re: Meadow Tea

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Sounds like I'm going to have to find me some mint!
Find it? If you were close to me I'd give you some. It's gotten away from me. Everytime I mow that corner of the yard my eyes run like I've been pepper-sprayed!

Might have to try this. How much mint to water?

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Re: Meadow Tea

John,have you tried sweetening with Honey?
Also did you try drying in bunches,pulverizing in a blender,and making in a coffee maker in the winter?

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Mint has a square stem.

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Re: Meadow Tea

I Haven't tried honey. I do use honey in my hot Earl Grey tea. As far as drying it, I haven't done that either but I would believe it would work well.




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Re: Meadow Tea

I have been drinking it straight...no sugar.
I might try adding some maple sugar but I don't use refined sugar or any of the sweeteners like aspartame, Sucralose, or saccharin. The raw sugar doesn't mix well with water. Maybe stevia? Anybody have success with using it in meadow tea?
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