Wild Peppermint Tea

Published on March 30, 2014 by Carol

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Wild Peppermint Tea

Tribal Affiliation: Lower Brule Sioux, my Mom was Bernice Rencountre Swick

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Orgin of Recipe: Offered by Cheryl Joy Hill …who learned this from my Mom who used to make this when we got colds or upset stomachs

Type of Dish: Contemporary & Traditional


  • About 1/2 cup dry Peppermint leaves.
  • 3 or 4 cups very hot water.
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons of honey.
  • Directions:
    Boil about 3 or 4 cups of water.
    Add the peppermint leaves and shut the heat off.
    Let the tea steep for about 5 minutes.
    Pour through a tea strainer.
    Add the honey and pour into cups.
    The tea can be made from fresh leaves or dryed leaves.

    Note: My mom used to make this for us when we had colds or a upset stomach. We used to get it along the North Platte river in Wyoming. I found it along the Rapid Creek, so I know you can find it along any creek, river, or lake.

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