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My recipe to make spearmint tea taste good

Learn how to make spearmint tea taste good with a few easy steps that will elevate your tea, ensuring every cup is as refreshing as it should be!
make spearmint tea taste good

If you’re looking for a way to make your spearmint tea taste good, this post is for you.

I’ve been drinking spearmint tea for the past few months, which has revolutionized my diet. 

Aside from the fact that it makes me feel refreshed when I drink it in the morning, I also believe it helps a lot with my hormones when on my period.

Like many of you, I wasn’t an instant fan of spearmint tea. The first sip was a bit of a shock-it didn’t taste as enjoyable as I had hoped, and it was a bit off-putting. 

drinking spearmint tea

I like to consume my teas in their most natural form without milk or creamer, so it was disappointing to have that bitter, minty taste in my mouth.

For a while, I contemplated whether to force myself to adjust to the bitter taste or just give up on the tea.

Thankfully, I figured out how to make the tea palatable without adding excess sugar and dairy products.

Discovering this recipe to make spearmint tea taste good has been a game-changer for me. I’m grateful for this solution and I’m excited to share it with you all.

ingredients to make spearmint tea taste good

Ingredients to make spearmint tea taste good

Spearmint tea: The star of the show. I suggest getting high-quality spearmint tea. There are a lot of fakes out there, so be careful and make sure you purchase from a trusted brand. I typically get my spearmint tea from Whole Foods or Amazon but feel free to search your local international grocery store. 

Lemon: Spearmint tea has a minty taste that I sometimes find pretty pungent. I suggest adding a little bit of freshly squeezed lemon to counteract this taste. However, this is optional.

Monk fruit: I love monk fruit as a sweetener because it is a natural sugar that contains zero calories and won’t spike your blood sugar levels. However, you want to be very careful when purchasing monk fruit. Some companies sell a blend of monk fruit with erythritol or allulose, which I’m not a fan of. So, I suggest you read your labels to avoid unnecessary added sugar.

Water: I use water to steep the spearmint tea and extract the flavors. 

Preparation of spearmint tea

Honestly, the preparation step to making your spearmint tea taste good is pretty straightforward. Follow these instructions to ensure you get a good-tasting tea. 

Step 1: Bring your water to a boil

bringing water to a boil to make spearmint tea taste good

Fill your kettle or pot with fresh, cold water and bring it to a rolling boil. If you have a temperature-controlled kettle, you can heat the water to the appropriate temperature you prefer for your tea. 

Step 2: Pour hot water over the spearmint tea bag

pouring hot water in spearmint tea bag in cup

Once the water has reached the desired temperature or boiled, carefully pour it over the tea bag in your cup, making sure the tea bag is fully submerged in the hot water. 

Step 3: Add your lemon

adding lemon to spearmint tea

Drop a lemon slice into the cup with the tea bag and hot water. The lemon adds a refreshing citrus flavor to your tea.

Let the tea bag steep in the hot water with the lemon for the recommended time on your package, typically 3-5 minutes. Steeping the tea too long can make the tea bitter, so be mindful of the time. 

removing spearmint tea bag and lemon

After the tea has steeped, use a spoon or a pair of tongs to carefully remove the tea bag and lemon slice from the cup.

Step 4: Add monk fruit sweetener

adding monk fruit to spearmint tea in cup

Add monk fruit sweetener to taste and enjoy!

As mentioned earlier, monk fruit sweetener is a natural sweetener that adds sweetness without calories, so don’t be scared to try it. 

Also, monk fruit extract is known to be 250 times sweeter than sucrose (sugar), so ¼-½ teaspoon per cup of tea should be enough to add sweetness. 

close up of spearmint tea

Optional variations to make your spearmint tea taste better

If you’re feeling flexible and want to spice up your tea with a little extra jazz, these are some additional options you can consider adding. 

Oat milk: If you prefer tea with milk, I suggest skipping the monk fruit and adding some sweetened oat milk. I LOVE the flavor oat milk adds to teas and coffees, so don’t hesitate to give this one a try. 

Tazo organic chai latte: I typically boil this over the stove with some oat milk and add it to my spearmint tea bag in a cup. The flavor it gives is immaculate! You will want to try it over and over again. 

In summary, I really hope you enjoy this spearmint tea recipe. Let me know in the comments if you try some of these variations and how they turn out for you.

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Spearmint Tea

Discover the secrets to making your spearmint tea taste good with these simple tips and tricks!
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 2kcal
Author: Eleanor



  • Boil fresh, cold water in a kettle or pot. For precision, heat to your preferred tea temperature if using a temperature-controlled kettle.
  • Pour the hot water over a tea bag in your cup, ensuring it’s fully submerged.
  • Add a slice of lemon for a refreshing citrus twist and let the tea steep with the lemon for 3-5 minutes—avoid over-steeping to prevent bitterness.
  • Remove the tea bag and lemon slice, then sweeten with monk fruit to taste. Enjoy your better tasting spearmint tea!

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2 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    This was delicious. I also didn’t like the taste of spearmint tea by itself. Now my favorite way to make spearmint tea. I used stevia instead of monk fruit so it has that metallic taste. But will try monk fruit

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