2nd October 2019

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How do you harvest mint leaves?

Harvest/Storage
  1. Frequent harvesting is the key to keeping mint plants at their best.
  2. Right before flowering, cut the stems 1 inch from the ground.
  3. You can also just pick the leaves as you need them.
  4. You can grow the plants indoors for fresh leaves throughout the winter.

Correspondingly, how do you preserve fresh mint?

Freezing Mint
  1. Pick through the fresh mint, removing damaged leaves and tough stems and rinse. Gently spin dry or pat dry between two kitchen or paper towels.
  2. Chop the mint leaves (remove stems) and place 1-2 teaspoons into each compartment of an ice cube tray, filling about halfway.
  3. Top off with water and freeze.

How do you store fresh mint leaves?

Method #2 Wrap Mint Leaves With A Damp Paper Towel
  1. Lay mint leaves on a damp paper towel. If you find the paper towel is too wet, just gently wring out the water.
  2. Wrap up the leaves with the paper towel and place it into plastic bag.
  3. Place the plastic bag in your fridge.

What is a dry mint?

Many people use mint in its fresh form but using dry mint leaves for tea is also widely practiced. A cup of boiled water poured over this dried aromatic herb and your favorite sweetener makes a wonderfully soothing tea. Drying mint is a simple process and can easily be done at home.
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