I have a large mint plant in my herb garden that produced beautiful mint year round. It needs to be trimmed regularly, so I cut off several branches at a time and pull off the leaves. Below is a recipe for fresh mint tea. I has a very different, mellow taste than tea steeped from dried mint. This is great on a cold day.
Fresh mint tea
In boiling water drop 5-7 large or 8-10 leaves to three cups of water. Boil for 1 minute, then let steep for 30 minutes. Add your favorite sweetener.
Note: fresh mint tea is sweeter than from dried mint so you may not need to add sweetener.