Easy Mint Tea The Spruce Take a wander into the tea aisle at the grocery store and it's hard not to get overwhelmed. In addition to your basic black, green, and herbal teas, a wide array of options with added fruit and spices now crowd the shelves, many of which tout added health benefits. But some teas, especially specialty varieties, also carry a hefty price tag, not to mention an environmental impact if you drink a lot of it. Making your own tea at home mitigates both factors, and enables you to fully control the strength and flavor. Try some of these recipes to get started.