Begin by heating 3 cups of water in a saucepan over medium heat until it boils.
Add 1 green tea bag to the boiling water and let it boil for 30 seconds.
Next, incorporate mint leaves into the saucepan, stirring gently, and brew for 20 seconds.
Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover the saucepan with a lid, and allow the tea to brew for an additional 10 seconds.
Then, remove the lid and take the saucepan off the heat.
In a serving cup, pour a teaspoon of lemon juice, filter the freshly brewed Mint Tea into it, and add a teaspoon of honey. Stir well to combine. For a cooler variation, chill the Mint Tea in the refrigerator and enjoy it as an iced tea.
Enjoy this Refreshing Green Mint Tea as a perfect thirst-quencher during summer, a comforting beverage in winter, or as a wholesome refreshment following a delightful meal.
Helpful Tips for Perfect Mint Tea:
Tea Choice: While I've used green tea in this recipe, black tea, either as powder or loose leaf, can be substituted for a similar flavor profile.
Caffeine-Free Version: For a caffeine-free option, simply steep mint leaves in hot water without any green or black tea.
Sweetener Selection: Natural sweeteners like honey are ideal for this recipe, enhancing both flavor and health benefits. For a vegan alternative, maple syrup is an excellent substitute.
Steeping Caution: Avoid over-steeping the mint leaves beyond the recommended time in the recipe card to prevent a bitter taste.
Quick Brew Method: For a fast and easy version, pour boiling water into a teacup, add a green tea bag, a few mint leaves (peppermint or spearmint), a splash of lemon juice, and honey. Enjoy your instant, soothing tea!