Pooja Mattl, author of The 3 Day Reset, recommends mint as the perfect compliment to black tea, and the dash of whole and minimally processed maple syrup will balance the tea’s overall flavor.
- 2 Teaspoons to 1 tablespoon lloose leaf black tea
- Filtered cold water
- 1 ½ Teaspoon pure grade A maple syrup
- 6 fresh mint leaves (or about 1 full sprig)
Place tea leaves in an infuser of choice (mesh ball, bag , etc) and place in a serving teacup or glass along with mint leaves. Bring water to a boil, remove from heat and pour over tea leaves and mint. Let steep for 4 to 5 minutes; no longer or your tea will become bitter. At the 4 to 5 minute mark, remove the tea infuser or strain tea, keeping tealeaves for another infusion. At this point you may either discard the mint leaves or leave them in the liquid. Add syrup, stir and serve over ice.