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mint tea

I have a mint plant. I have a number of plants, some of which aren't dead. ;) The mint is REALLY crowding out the pot it's in, so I took some chopping action to most of the spare stalks (and found out it was flowering! sheesh!), stripped the leaves off of the stems, rinsed them, ran them through a blender, and now I've got them in a percolator making tea. Wish me luck? I don't want to die. ;)

[[Edit: okay, how do I make it taste less like freshly cut grass?]]

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noaccident
Jul. 16th, 2004 08:20 pm (UTC)
i bet someone on hip_domestics knows! i love that community. <3
kaolinfire
Jul. 16th, 2004 08:44 pm (UTC)
That's a hardcore community; thanks! :)
noaccident
Jul. 16th, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC)
:)
zzinnia
Jul. 16th, 2004 08:55 pm (UTC)
a) don't percolate; make a tisane. crush the leaves on;y with your fingers and pour hot water over them. much milder, much happier.

and what is this new photo and what are you holding???
kaolinfire
Jul. 16th, 2004 08:59 pm (UTC)
it's about the right mildness, and I don't particularly dislike the fresh grass taste, but. La. :)

It's an old photo titled "pigeons can't swim".

I'm holding a bedraggled pigeon that had somehow fallen into the canals of amsterdam; its struggles had attracted a small flock of ducks that were attempting to make it go away but were more succeeding in drowing it.
narnianspoonful
Jul. 16th, 2004 09:31 pm (UTC)
the flavor of these things is never *in* them. Tea is like a butterfly's wing, you know.
kaolinfire
Jul. 16th, 2004 09:35 pm (UTC)
/me ponders french vanilla gently draped with hot-sweet melted monarch wing.
woshad
Jul. 16th, 2004 11:47 pm (UTC)
it's easy
Don't Blend them... crush them a bit, boil the water without the mint then put the mint in the hot water let it rest in there then remove the mint once the water gets the tea color you want.... add a little honey (honey works much better than sugar) enjoy.
kaolinfire
Jul. 17th, 2004 12:01 am (UTC)
Re: it's easy
The honey is definitely a good thing and I was glad I had some on hand--made the fresh-cut-grass taste like honey-fresh-cut-grass (rather nice. :)

Actually, the fresh-cut-grass is rather nice, too. But.

Thanks. :)
highrollagrrrl
Jul. 17th, 2004 10:23 am (UTC)
Mint tea is actually really good for you. It is very important to keep the plant trimmed every day, otherwise it multiplies so quickly that it will suffocate itself. Oh and if you every decide to move it outside, keep it away from all other plants. Last year I planted some & it overtook my herb garden. Hope you enjoy it :)
narnianspoonful
Jul. 17th, 2004 09:09 pm (UTC)
so, what you're saying is that the problem is that grass doesn't taste like mint?

PS want me to tell horus8 about your LJ? He should have a damned LJ.
kaolinfire
Jul. 17th, 2004 09:23 pm (UTC)
so, what you're saying is that the problem is that grass doesn't taste like mint?

I don't think that's really what I'm saying at all. :)

Though it does lead to very interesting images. Then again, I'm still imagining the melted butterflies...

PS want me to tell horus8 about your LJ? He should have a damned LJ

It's not a private journal. :shrugs: why not? Everyone should have a damned LJ. :)
pomopologine
Jul. 18th, 2004 12:32 am (UTC)
hahahahahahahahaha. moooo-oo?
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