A wonderful tasting tea that First Nation people’s traditionally used to help with coughs, chest infections, upset stomach, headaches and fever.
1 stem and leaves of mint
1 mug of boiling water
Honey to taste as desired
Take 1 stem with leaves attached. Use dried or fresh.
If you are using fresh mint, try bruising the leaves to break their cell walls and release their oils. Bruising is an easy thing to do, just simply bend or press the leaves so they show a wet crease, denoting the broken cells inside.
Place your tea in a bowl or mug. Pour boiling water over your leaves and let steep for at least two minutes. You can let your tea steep longer for a stronger taste.
Add honey to taste as desired. Enjoy!