So much mint! I use it fresh in lemonades, flavored waters, mint teas, and some salads…but hello! All winter long, I buy mint tea bags. Why not dry the abundance of mint for myself? I kept my set-up super basic:
- pick herbs and separate good leaves from bad
- rinse good leaves and dry in a salad spinner and on a towel
- lay leaves out on an old thin cotton sheet on clothes drying rack in a dark room…you want good air circulation
- after a week, store in a container in a dark place (Apparently, if the herbs are not dry enough, you’ll see moisture in the container and will need to dry it longer. My jars have no sign of moisture).
I also dried sage. I’m going to make sage cough syrup (basically dried sage and honey) for this winter.
These two jars are just the beginning….after vacation, I’m going to do another batch! I never realized how easy it could be!