Moroccan Mint Tea

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The preparation and serving of tea is considered an art in Morocco. It is generally made by brewing a gunpowder tea mixed with mint (1 teaspoon tea per cup). The offering of a glass of mint tea with mint is a symbol of friendship, welcome and hospitality.

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makes 1 quart
10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


4 tsp
moroccan or green tea leaves
fresh spearmint leaves, plus more for garnish
4 - 5 Tbsp
sugar, or to taste
1 qt
boiling water


1Bring a kettle of water to a boil. Add boiling water to a teapot that holds about 4 cups water, and swirl to warm.

2Discard the water and add the tea, 24 mint leaves, and sugar to the teapot.

3Pour the quart of boiling water into the teapot and swirl once or twice to dissolve the sugar.

Allow the tea to steep for 5 minutes.

4Pour the tea through a strainer into small decorative Moroccan glasses or teacups.

5Garnish each with several fresh mint leaves.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: Moroccan
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy