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

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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.

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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

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