Hydration Station :: Sweet Mint Tea Recipe

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I am always looking for fun ways to stay hydrated, especially during these hot summer days.  I came across this two-step recipe on my own and I had to share because I have been LOVING it! I am such a huge fan of mint tea, whether it be hot or cold.  I love it for headaches (in which case I steep two strong bags into one cup) and I also love it for a post-meal treat, especially if I’m craving something sweet.

Normally I buy this brand of tea from Target and I love it.  I mean, just look at how pretty and serene the box is…

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But this week I decided to try a different brand.  I was hoping for something a little bit stronger and my eyes came upon this little gem.  It’s only a couple dollars more but it looks so fancy. And in case you can’t tell, the box is a metal tin.  Click here to purchase.

HTSo I came home and opened the box and took a whiff and let me tell ya, this stuff is the real deal.  It was almost like taking in a menthol breathing treatment but in a good way.  I plan to buy this in bulk come winter time!

Since it’s still summertime I boil the tea in the morning when I get up and drink a cup hot.  Then I let the tea cool and put it in my fridge.  Once 10-11AM rolls around I take it out and drink it iced with stevia.  Then I sometimes also drink a cup in the afternoon too.  The tea is caffeine free so it doesn’t affect your hydration levels and it won’t disturb your sleep patterns either.

For those of you who prefer to drink something other than water with your meal, try making this and having with a salad or even a burger.  This drink really does fill you up and the best part is that it’s naturally calorie and sugar free!  I also think this would be fabulous to have at a summer bbq party for people who don’t prefer the taste of alcohol or who just want to try something new.

Here the easy recipe:

  • Bring water to a near boil in small/medium pan
  • Remove from heat and add 1-2 bags of peppermint tea
  • Cool and pour over ice, add a little cool water if it tastes too strong
  • Add 1-2 packets of truvia.  I use this brand
  • Stir and enjoy!
  • Fun add-ins: sliced lemon, fresh mint leaves, sliced cucumber.

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