A friend of mine blessed us with a mint plant when we moved into our house 8 years ago. Naive being that I was, I planted it right into the ground…no pot, no borders, nothing. I thought “oooh…lots of fresh mint”.
Yeah. I have since learned that was a mistake. Mint, or “yardus interruptus” will take over anywhere it can! And, it can be a pain to keep up with. Already this year, I have several gallons of dried and crushed leaves for tea. So, now that one plant has nearly overtaken my entire yard and I have had to come up with new and exciting ways to use it. I’ve made mint extract and drank hot tea by the gallon. And since it is warm right now, I really wanted to find a way to use that mint up in a refreshing iced tea. so, here’s how to make iced tea with mint leaves.