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Old 05-05-2009, 09:07 AM
 
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Sometimes I will add a bit of pure vanilla extract to my tea - especially in the really hot and muggy months.
What kind of affect does that have(other than flavor)?
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:58 AM
 
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Once my mint plants get going, I'll be putting a big sprig of fresh mint, bruised a little, into each pitcher of iced tea I make.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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Once my mint plants get going, I'll be putting a big sprig of fresh mint, bruised a little, into each pitcher of iced tea I make.
There is mint tea out there. I use it. Lipton, Celestial Seasonings, and Bigelow make it.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:30 AM
 
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Dried mint leaves are a pale shadow of their former verdant, refreshing selves.

No comparison.

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Old 05-05-2009, 10:55 AM
 
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Dried mint leaves are but a shell of their former verdant, refreshing selves.

No comparison.
I could only find fresh mint leaves once. For that I settled for mint tea. I got the idea to make mint tea from mint leaves from a Globe Trekker episode about Morocco. Other than that, mint leaves are hard to find.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:02 AM
 
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But not difficult to grow! Mint (and most herbs) love long hot summers. Georgia should be perfect.

In fact, mint is known for taking over so you don't want to put it next to a bunch of other plants you love. I am trying to encourage two mint plants I put in last year to become one large mint patch (I am halfway there) so I can have mint iced tea and mint lemonade all summer!

Sorry for topic change. I promise it will be mint SWEET tea.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:08 AM
 
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But not difficult to grow! Mint (and most herbs) love long hot summers. Georgia should be perfect.

In fact, mint is known for taking over so you don't want to put it next to a bunch of other plants you love. I am trying to encourage two mint plants I put in last year to become one large mint patch (I am halfway there) so I can have mint iced tea and mint lemonade all summer!

Sorry for topic change. I promise it will be mint SWEET tea.
Actually, If I can find a mint plant, I would love for it to take over. I like the smell of mint and it is very useful for tea. Mint should be added with the sugar to make tea before getting it cold.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:06 PM
 
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What kind of affect does that have(other than flavor)?
Yes, flavor, and is refreshing!
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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Yes, flavor, and is refreshing!
I ask because vanilla extract has some traces of alcohol.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:51 PM
 
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Yep!
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