Cooking educates. Wet your whistle is an idiom for quenching your thirst with a(n alkoholic) drink. We have a similar expression in German. While weeding the garden I discovered some mint leaves between the upcoming parsley and supposed to be majoram.
I decided to remove the mint sprigs and used the leaves to serve
Refeshing and the „appropiate minty taste“ gives an outlook of summer: Sipping limonana in the beach chair.
Yield: 3 servings
- 600 ml filtered water, I always use this *
- 15 – 18 mint leaves
- Bring the filtered water to a boil in a tea kettle or saucepan over high heat.
- Place the mint sprigs in a heatproof vessel – I used my Morroccan Tea Pot -or divvy the mint sprigs between 2 tea cups or mugs and pour in enough hot water over the mint to fill the cups or mugs. Let the mint steep for 1 to 2 minutes, occasionally tilting the vessel, cups, or mugs to swirl the water against the mint sprigs.
- Remove and discard the mint. Serve the mint tea immediately, letting the tea cool slightly before sipping.
total time: 10 minutes
preparation time: 5 minutes
cooking/baking time: 5 minutes
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