Growing a Miracle in Your Garden!

Did you know mint has the power to promote digestion, improve oral health, prevent cancer, clear up congestion, relieve depression and more!  It is easy to grow and with over 30 types of mint you are sure to find a flavor that will make your taste buds smile.  Below is valuable information on how you can grow & harvest your own mint as well as tantalizing Pro Tips!  Also check out “The Miracle of Mint: Unlock All The Health, Beauty & Healing Properties of This Amazing Herb” by Victoria Lane and happy growing!

“Mint” GROWING

Generally mint is easy to grow.  Needing at least 4 hours of sun a day, it can tolerate most soils and can even be drought tolerant once it is established.  Give it room as mint likes to spread out.  In colder climates you can choose to cover your plants with straw before it snows and remove the straw in early spring.

“Mint” HARVESTING

HARVEST:

  • With your fingers, pinch mint leaves or snip longer stems full of leaves (for drying purposes).

PREPARATION:

Using dehydrator trays:

  • Spread mint out onto dehydrator trays. 
  • Leave the trays in the dehydrator WITHOUT turning it on.
  • When mint is completely dry (and crispy), lay mint on wax or parchment paper, fold the paper over, and gently roll to crush up the leaves.  This also helps to remove the leaves form the stems (discard the stems). 
  • Store mint in an airtight container or bag.

Using wire racks:

  • Spread mint out over wire racks.
  • Leave the wire racks to sit OUT of direct sunlight.
  • When mint is completely dry (and crispy), lay mint on wax or parchment paper, fold the paper over, and gently roll to crush up the leaves.  This also helps to remove the leaves form the stems (discard the stems). 
  • Store mint in an airtight container or bag.

Hanging by stems:

  • Hang mint upside down by stems.
  • When mint is completely dry (and crispy), lay mint on wax or parchment paper, fold the paper over, and gently roll to crush up the leaves.  This also helps to remove the leaves form the stems (discard the stems). 
  • Store mint in an airtight container or bag.

“Mint Tea (Dried or Fresh Leaves)” RECIPE

HARDWARE:

  • Favorite Tea Cup or Mug
  • Filtered water (the better the water, the better your tea will taste!)
  • Tea Ball or similar Steeping Accessory

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Mint OR Fresh Mint Leaves (Small Bunch)

PREPARATION:

  • Fill tea ball, tea bag or similar steeping accessory with mint (if preferred, leave fresh leaves loose).
  • Pour 8 oz of filtered water at 175F (80C) over Mint.
  • Steep for 5 minutes.

BREWTIME:

  • 5 minutes.

YIELDS:

  • 8 oz of Wellness!

SERVE:

  • Can be served as a Hot Brew or for Cold Brew pour herbal tea over ice for a refreshing iced tea!
PRO TIP: 
Get a head start on the holidays by growing & harvesting "Candy Cane Mint” which smells and tastes like candy canes with its sweet peppermint flavor!
Before summer is over, grow some "Mojito Mint” which carries an edge of lime and can made into a refreshing drink with or without alcohol.
**A variety of mints can be found at Richters.com **

ENJOY!

~Rex Theater Tea Co.