Natural Refreshment: Peppermint Leaves in Water

by Andrea on June 7, 2010

Peppermint leaves in waterPeppermint leaves in water?

Trust me, it is so simple and so delicious. Just a few peppermint leaves in a glass of water can brighten the whole experience of drinking water!

I usually just walk out to my garden and pick a few leaves, but we haven’t had the chance to start our gardens in Ithaca yet. (Yup, construction is still going…) A friend gave me some peppermint from her garden, and I put it on the kitchen windowsill along with a basil and dill plant, so I am still able to enjoy fresh herbs while we wait for the construction to end and the gardening to begin!

Do you have any favorite ways to flavor water naturally?

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Christina June 7, 2010 at 1:35 pm

I feel refreshed just reading this great reminder. I love just a couple of drops of peppermint hydrosols in my water too. We are lucky it is now summer and we can just pick the leaves……yum


Annie McLaughlin June 10, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Whenever we get tea in Amsterdam, if you don’t specify “black tea” what you get is hot water with a stalk of peppermint leaves.


Betti July 19, 2010 at 7:56 am

Try and add to peppermint leaves, a rose and a slice of lemon (biologic, of course) in warm water infusion… You can drink it both warm and cold. It is refreshing, healthy and the taste is delicious


Beth August 1, 2015 at 11:29 pm

I infuse fresh peppermint leaves to make ice tea all summer long. It tastes much more refreshing than tea made with dried leaves the rest of the season. I have also used the infusion with soy milk to freeze into a refreshing slush.


Andrea Butje August 3, 2015 at 10:59 am

Sounds delicious Beth – I’ll have to give that a try!


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