Mintea

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You probably know that you can make iced tea without boiling or setting the jar in the sun. Just put tea bags in cold water and steep overnight or for a few hours.

Bigelow Mint Medley tea at the beginning and the end. These former Trader Joe’s Morello Cherries jars are perfect for my uses. I drink straight from the jar!

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7 thoughts on “Mintea

  1. Do you happen to have any particularly successful tips for getting the label gunk off of jars? I repurpose jars all of the time, but sometimes I can’t get the sticky off. Those jars tend to end up in the recycling. Thanks!

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    1. I wish I could say that I had a good solution! One of the reasons I love these jars is that the labels come off easily. Hot water and vegetable oil sometimes helps. Sometimes I just end up with a gooey mess. Hmm…I wonder if using a blow dryer would work…it’s a good way to get a bumper sticker off of a car!

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    2. Hey, I had a thought… Try shampoo? I use shampoo to get rosemary sap off of my hands after trimming the shrubs. It works like nothing else. Next time I have a jar that’s resisting cleaning, I’ll try it!

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  2. Ginger tea is as simple as any tea: slice fresh ginger (some recipes call for grated–I do mine in thin slices and then cut the slices into narrow slivers so more of the plant material is exposed to the boiling water) and steep for several min in boiling water. I like more spiciness so add a crushed allspice and a whole clove or 2 as well. When I told the lady i bought the baby ginger from that I eat the mellowed ginger that’s left, she approved this and said the fennel seed I also munch on (sweet-flavored!) is good for digestion.

    Grandpa Mauger’s ginger tea for a cold was more complicated. Remember sipping it and sort of feeling it in the sinuses and the back of the throat?

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  3. Yum! I’m going to try this. Any tips on ratio? An inch of sliced ginger per cup of water, or…?? I haven’t boiled it, only poured boiling water over the ginger, so that may have been why mine never came out very strong.

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