I decided we should try making tea with the peppermint we got in our CSA share this week. I was hoping for instant gratification, so Steve found this recipe, which uses fresh peppermint leaves rather than dried.
3 c. water
Peppermint (about 20 leaves)
Honey or other sweetener, to taste (optional)
Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Meanwhile, crush the peppermint leaves in your hands a bit, but don't utterly destroy them. Add the leaves to the boiling water, then turn off the heat. Let the leaves steep in the hot water for a few minutes before straining the tea into mugs. Add sweetener if desired.
Tastes like peppermint tea. :)