either tie the bundle and hang it top down from the ceiling or lay it on a cookie sheet and keep it warm but not hot. in the summer you want it to dry in the shade.
spread the bundle out on the cookie sheet on parchment paper and even cover with newspaper to absorb moisture if you want. keep it away from light and excessive heat. you do need warmth to dry it before it molds but you need to keep it low temp.
Mint is temperamental because the mint flavor is a volatile oil. if you warm it to hot it will evaporate and the remaining leaves and stems will taste like hay with a slight mint flavor or scent. and that's how your tea would taste too.
If you have some of those silicone beads which absorb moisture you might be able to put it in there but you MUST get all the silicone off before you use it, you don't want ANYONE to eat one of those things. they absorb about 20 times their weight in moisture and a few can do some damage in the gut.
Edited by: KITTYF54 at: 10/20/2010 (00:39)
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