Spiced Mint Tea Gluten-Free Recipe

gluten free tea

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


  1. 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.
  2. 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

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