Mint tea from the herb garden

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A refreshing treat to try in the summer is mint tea from your herb garden. Pick roughly a dozen sprigs of mint and pull the leaves off the stems. Put the leaves in a large bowl of cold water and squeeze, rip, and tear the leaves in the water with your hands. The mint flavor will transfer to the water. Pour the water through a colander into a pitcher. Repeat this until your pitcher is full. Add sugar or honey to taste and some ice cubes. For winter, you can dry your mint leaves then steep in a teaball for a hot version that is good for upset stomachs.