i got a bunch of fresh mint
what do i do with it?
when i was young..er my grandma had me pick some mint leaves and she then somehow made a "tea" out of it
or for better results does it have to be dried?
I've made tea with fresh mint leaves before. You need to add more leaves than you would if you were using dried leaves. It might be better to break the leaves up or bruise them a bit like you would with fresh spices. I simply tossed a few mint leaves in an infuser basket, let it steep until I remembered that I left it on the counter top, and enjoyed it.
To dry the mint, if the leaves are still on the stalks, you can tie the bottoms together and hang it upside down in a dark, dry place. Covering pieces with a paper bag helps too.