Drying Mint - Knowledgebase Question

Name: La Tanya
Homewood, IL
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Question by lbroadyr
July 28, 2000
During the summer I make mint tea from fresh mint from my garden. What is the best way to dry mint so I can enjoy mint tea all winter?

Answer from NGA
July 28, 2000
To preserve the oils within the stems and leaves, simply air dry your mint. Harvest in the morning, after any dew has evaporated, then lay the stems and leaves on a rack, or on papertowels in a shaded, airy place. When the leaves and stems crumble, they're dry enough to store. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Enjoy!

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