Mint Shiso Tisane Recipe

Photographs: Autumn Giles

With hints of fennel and also a spicy note, like cinnamon, shiso adds complexity to a classic, cooling mint tea. Look for green shiso leaf in Asian markets or at your local greenmarket.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 8 hrs
Makes: 4 cups

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  • 15 small sprigs fresh mint, plus more for garnish if desired
  • 5 sprigs fresh shiso, plus more for garnish if desired
  • 4 cups boiling water


  1. Place the mint and shiso in a large heatproof container. Pour boiling water over the herbs and let steep for 15 minutes. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a second heatproof container. Discard solids.

  2. Let cool to room temperature then refrigerate until cold. Serve in ice filled glasses, garnished with a small sprig of fresh mint and or shiso if desired.

Special equipment

fine mesh strainer

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