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Peppermint, lemon mint, apple mint, spearmint, oh my!  With spring fast approaching in Vermont so is the arrival of mint.   Mint is a perennial spring herb known for its soothing menthol aroma.  Its appearance heralds the beginning of warm days and cool evenings.  Our recipe for Fresh Mint and Lemon Tea pairs perfectly with the season.  This naturally caffeine free tea perfectly pairs mint’s sweetness with the brightness of lemon.  These ingredients are known to aid in digestion and replenish electrolytes. Hot or iced, this light tea is sure to keep you hydrated and refreshed.  Enjoy during an active day of spring cleaning or at bedtime to relax the mind and nerves preparing you for a good night’s sleep.


  • 3-4 sprigs of mint, rinsed
  • 1 slice of lemon, 1/8 inch thick
  • Optional sweetener such as honey
  • 12 ounces water
Main Ingredient(s): Lemon, Mint


  • Gently crush mint sprigs with your hands and place in a 16 ounce mug.
  • Wash lemon. Slice to produce a wheel approximately 1/8 inch thick. Add to mug.
  • Optional, 1 tsp honey or sweetener.
  • Pour 12 ounces of boiling water over contents in mug.
  • Cover and let steep 5 minutes.
  • If desired, use a teaspoon to remove mint sprigs and lemon wheel.
  • Enjoy.
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Published On: March 22, 2022