We have started drying our mint. Mint tea is something we enjoy all year long. This is a mixture of wild mint that grows down by our creek and peppermint and spearmint that we grow in flower pots. Mint leaves are the mintiest right before they flower, but we will be drying all summer long until it is gone. 🙂
We wash the mint and lay it on towels to dry. We pat the mint with another towel until it is completely dry.
Next we pick off all the individual leaves and place them on cookie sheets. We dry the leaves in the oven at 170º for 2 hours. It makes the house smell nice and minty.
We store our dried leaves in a canning jar. So easy and so good!
I am linking this post up to Carnival of Home Preserving.