The mint leaves I harvested last time are now completely dried. The babies are out of juice (although they’ve been having a lot of fruits lately) so I decided to try making homemade iced tea using the dried mint leaves. I was lucky to have a very eager kitchen assistant to help me out. I’m not quite sure whether his eagerness was for helping me out or for gulping down the soon-to-be iced tea.
Following the instructions from last time, we poured near-boiling water to the dried leaves, added a little sugar while steeping for 10 minutes.
We squeezed the juice of 1 valencia orange and 1 dalandan and poured it to the mint tea.
We added water to fill a pitcher and dropped in some ice cubes.
The finished product? A refreshing drink that could probably use a little more kick from green or black tea for older drinkers, but light and fresh enough for kids like our li’l barista over here.