Drying Mint - Knowledgebase Question

Name: La Tanya
Homewood, IL
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?


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Answer from NGA
July 28, 2000

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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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