Do your kids love herbs? You are so lucky if they do! Well done you. Herbs are often quite a tricky ingredient for kids to enjoy. Creating a positive affinity with them from an early age is really important as they are so brilliant for adding natural flavour to dishes.
A fresh, natural mint tea can be a great way to introduce mint to a fussy eater – a (home grown) mint tea is such a calming and refreshing drink. Bella and Poppy love drinking mint tea because it makes them feel grown up – but if I sprinkled mint over a tomato salad they’d definitely pick it off!
On a cold day make it with warm water and on a hot day ice cold water with a couple of ice cubes. Make it quite weak initially and build up the ‘mintiness’. Enjoy drinking your mint tea together whilst hatching a plan for some fun activities!
Fresh Mint leaves – a small handful per cup. Washed.
Warm or cold water
- Place mint leaves in a cup and pour over warm water. Allow to infuse for a few minutes.
How kids can help
- Ask your helper to pick their mint from the garden
- Washing the mint