Sage gives this mint tea a mildly medicinal taste, while cinnamon, cardamom, and dark muscovado sugar give it a pleasing complexity for a delicious gluten free tea.
Spiced Mint Tea Gluten-Free Recipe
- 2 tablespoons dried sage
- 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 teaspoon cardamom pods
- 1 quart boiling water
- 1 to 2 tablespoons dark muscovado sugar or brown sugar
- 4 fresh mint sprigs
- 4 dried rosebuds (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
Place the sage, fennel seeds, cinnamon, and cardamom in a heatproof container with a lid. Add the boiling water and cover. Let steep for 8 to 10 minutes, then add 1 tablespoon sugar.
Strain the tea into a teapot. Season to taste with more sugar. Place a mint sprig and rosebud in each of 4 teacups. Add the tea and finish with a sprinkling of fresh orange zest.
Photography Christine Han