Chamomile and Pineapple Mint Iced Tea {Recipe}

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Weeks ago I attended a Gardening Workshop. It was a spectacular event that concluded with a filling Farm-to-Table Lunch in the dell. I was lucky enough to help out with the event and while I was helping with final preparations in the kitchen I watched on as some fresh mint tea was made by a friend, Tyler. I was completely shocked at how easy it looked and stored it somewhere so that I could later create my own. Just last week when we received fresh chamomile from our CSA share, I knew immediately what I would do with it. I would make tea.

Sunday was the perfect opportunity as I was planning on making some beverages for a Midsummer Bluegrass Fest that the farm was hosting. I called up Tyler, got some last minute instructions and I started.

Ironically, last year I uprooted a mint garden that was taking over my entire yard. Now I am wishing I had all that mint (okay, maybe not ALL of it). I am definitely going to have to plant some more. This year I planted some Pineapple Mint in a container and so that was what I used for this recipe, along with that fresh chamomile. That is it, two ingredients.

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Two ingredients to make the most refreshing summer drink that I have ever tasted.

Chamomile and Pineapple Mint Iced Tea

Ingredients:

Water

Fresh Chamomile

Fresh Mint

Directions:

1. Fill a gigantic stockpot with water and bring to a boil.

2. Wash about 5-6 sprigs of fresh mint and about 5-6 sprigs of fresh chamomile.

3. When water is boiling, place mint and chamomile in pot. Cover and boil for 2-3 minutes.

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4. Take pot off of the heat and let steep for 45 minutes.

5. Remove sprigs from pot.

6. Take a funnel and place doubled over cheesecloth over it. Pour tea through this to strain and get out any leaves or flowers.

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7. Let cool completely and then add ice or place in refrigerator to chill.

Enjoy this simple and refreshing glass during a hot day this summer!

*Keep in mind that I chose to add chamomile. You could absolutely make this iced tea with just mint and it is fabulous that way too! 

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*Because I love connecting with others, this post is linked up to: Pin It Tuesdays, Homegrown and Healthy, and Tuesday Greens!

 

About Lauryn Blakesley


A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. Thanks for sharing. This sounds delish and seems so easy to do.
    Denise @ Couponing 4 a Difference recently posted…Mom’s Words of Wisdom – Nestlé® Pure Life® #sponsoredMy Profile

  2. I have making homemade iced tea and lemonade on my to do list. Thanks for sharing a lovely recipe!
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  3. Yum! Growing up in the Mennonite church mint tea was a summer staple. I always cringe when people “dig it up” lol. I want a crazy wild mint garden so badly. Some day!
    Hether M recently posted…She Held the UmbrellaMy Profile

  4. That’s an interesting blend! Not a big tea fan, but I like the idea of pineapple in it :)
    Gina B recently posted…It’s NOT Your FaultMy Profile

  5. It looks very yummy I am with Gina love the pineapple and I drink tea all the time. Pinning
    sherry recently posted…Beach Memory JarsMy Profile

  6. That sounds so refreshing!
    Jessica @FoundtheMarbles recently posted…How You Can Give a Child a Hunger-Free SummerMy Profile

  7. Chamomile tea is one of my favorite drinks. I would like to try this new recipe. The pineapple and mint sound like a nice addition. Thanks for the idea.
    Janeane Davis recently posted…Two Friends in the Rain or Does Race MatterMy Profile

  8. Love this!! I have so much mint in my garden!! fantastic!

  9. Pinned and tweeted my dear! Now when can you come over and we can share some during a playdate?
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  10. This sounds amazing however I’m not sure if I missed the memo about the pineapple or not. I didn’t see it in the recipe. (unless the chamomile and mint make a pineapple flavor?)
    Loriel @ Healthy Roots, Happy Soul recently posted…Photo Journal: A Pig Roast at Our Local FarmMy Profile

    • It is amazing! Nope, you didn’t miss anything:) Pineapple Mint is the variety of mint that I used. There is no pineapple in the recipe, just subtle hints from the mint plant. I hope you love it!

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  1. […] pineapple mint from my garden. You can find the recipe for Fresh Chamomile and Pineapple Mint Tea here. Now I am completely obsessed with this refreshing drink and I have depleted my mint crop so you […]

  2. […] Mint Tea – This is my all time favorite. I can’t wait to jump into our new home to start my crop of mint. Until now, I’ll rely on the closes farmers market. This one is so easy to make at the beginning of the week in a giant stockpot and it lasts all week long too. Check out my recipe for Chamomile Pineapple Mint Iced Tea. […]

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