Spearmint (Mentha spicata) is one of our favorite cooling herbs for summer!
When it’s 90 degrees out, firing up the stove to make hot tea can be unappealing. Fortunately, spearmint, as well as mint family cousins peppermint and lemon balm, are easy-to-grow kitchen herbs that impart their refreshing taste into cold water.
To a glass quart jar filled with water, add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup (or to taste) freshly chopped mint, then place in fridge for at least an hour. Strain out and compost herbs, add a squeeze of lemon, and enjoy. Store tea in fridge and consume within 24 hours.
You can also pour minted water into ice cube trays and freeze for later use—add a few cubes into your next ice tea or lemonade.
Herbs We Love For Summer series continues every week through the end of August!