Moroccan Mint Tea

Annacia *

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@Annacia

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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Serves:

makes 1 quart

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4 tsp
moroccan or green tea leaves
24
fresh spearmint leaves, plus more for garnish
4 - 5 Tbsp
sugar, or to taste
1 qt
boiling water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring a kettle of water to a boil. Add boiling water to a teapot that holds about 4 cups water, and swirl to warm.
2
Discard the water and add the tea, 24 mint leaves, and sugar to the teapot.
3
Pour 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.
4
Pour the tea through a strainer into small decorative Moroccan glasses or teacups.
5
Garnish 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