Gunpowder Mint Tea
1.00 ts Loose Gunpowder
-green tea or
1.00 Tea bag
0.13 ts Mint extract or
1.00 ts Fresh or dried mint leaves
1.00 ts Sugar (opt)
0.75 c Water
Fresh mint sprig
Place the tea, mint extract or mint leaves, and sugar, if desired, in
a teapot. Heat the water to a boil and pour it into the teapot. Let
the tea steep for 3-5 min, depending on your taste. Strain or pour
the tea into a cup. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig.
Variation: you can also mix fresh or dried mint leaves in with the
Gunpowder tea before brewing; 1/2 tsp of each works best. Then omit
the mint extract from the recipe.