Raspberry Mint Tea

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 11, 2009

I noticed that the mint plant that I hijacked got from my friend’s yard is really taking off and wondered…hmmm…what can I do with all this mint???  Tea, of course!  And perfect…I’ve got raspberries in the freezer.

Raspberry Mint Tea it is!

Ingredients
1 cup frozen or fresh raspberries
6-8 mint leaves
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 gallon tea

Directions

1. In saucepan, add fresh or frozen raspberries, mint leaves, sugar and water.

2. Cook over medium heat until sugar and raspberries reduce down to a “sauce.”  Mash raspberries with potato masher.  (You could blend/puree, but that seemed too messy!)  Strain sauce to keep too many seeds from getting in the tea and to remove the mint leaves.

Raspberry Mint Syrup…(Some of the seeds escaped into the pitcher!)

3. Brew 1 gallon of tea as directed on package. Add to the pitcher with the raspberry mint syrup. Stir through.

Come on over and enjoy a delicious glass of this Raspberry Mint Tea with me!  I’ll be home all day!  Just let me know you’re coming…

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa June 11, 2009 at 8:25 am

I’ve been trying to figure out something to do with my mint. This is perfect! Thanks.

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Heather @CeliacFamily June 11, 2009 at 8:35 am

This sounds great, and I certainly need to do something with all the mint in my garden. I was thinking mojitos, but I can’t drink those all day. :) Thanks.

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jan June 11, 2009 at 8:54 am

crockpot? “Immersion” (stick) blender? I know a lot of people who’d be made very happy with this! Thank you!!!! <3

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Erin June 11, 2009 at 9:06 am

A tiny Crockpot would work…immersion blender would certainly work. I took the easiest and faster way out with the potato masher! And it’s delicious!

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DarcyLee June 11, 2009 at 1:05 pm

I’ve been looking for a good tea to make with my mint leaves. And I just happen to have some raspberries in the freezer. This sounds really good. I’m off to try it.

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Joan June 11, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Wow! Thank you for this great recipe–It sounds SO delicious!

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DeAna @ Balancing Act Basics June 11, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Sounds really tasty.

Did you plant your mint directly into the ground? It’s notorious for taking over a garden, so I’ve heard many times to put mint in a clay pot and plant the pot into the ground. So keep that mint cut back!

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Amy June 12, 2009 at 12:04 pm

I’m glad the mint took. We might have to come over for a glass.
Any ideas on what to do with the chocolate mint???

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Michelle M. June 13, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Yum! I am definitely going to make that this summer!!

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Rachel @ Surviving The Stores June 30, 2009 at 11:14 am

I am trying this one tonight! I just bought raspberries yesterday and I finally have some mint coming in on my Aerogarden! Thanks for the recipe. :)

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Rachel @ Surviving The Stores July 1, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Well, my plan was to make raspberry mint tea, but my son asked to have a few raspberries before dinner. I said, “sure” not really paying attention and before I knew it he had eaten ALL of the raspberries!

So I tried the same recipe with blueberries and it was very yummy too. :)

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Erin July 1, 2009 at 7:01 pm

Oh no! Good to know it works with blueberries too!

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