Roselle is usually sold in dry form in the market. Therefore, when these fresh lovely maroon fruits caught my eyes during my trip to Singkawang, West Kalimantan, I just cannot resist to bring them home. You can make roselle tea by steeping parts of the plant […]
If you cook on the regular basis, you have probably been faced with purchasing herbs more than needed for one recipe. This time, I happened to have mint sprigs left from making mojitos for an office party. Tossing out the leftover fresh herb did not sound right to me, so I decided to make something simple with mint leaves. Thus, I discovered that making fresh mint tea is a great solution for finish off this herb quickly.
It is really simple as you just need to brew the fresh mint leaves with hot water, just like how you make other tea. It tastes clean, refreshing, and soothing. You have probably already familiar with the flavor of peppermint candy. The mint tea flavor is similar but with less intense and less sweet than the candy. I must say my favorite part of sipping a cup of fresh mint tea is inhaling its sweet menthol scent. The smell really stimulates me to mentally perk up when I am feeling lethargic. (more…)