Moroccan Mint Tea
Bring the exotic and aromatic flavors of Morocco to your kitchen table with this wonderful tea.
Mint tea is Morocco’s staple drink, found on every street corner and café being poured out of a silver jug into tea glasses.
Be sure to lift the teapot high above the cup while pouring. To give it that authentic citrus flavor, the secret ingredient is dried verbena leaves.
Please Note: Please use 1 tbsp dried verbena leaves in recipe, as noted in directions. Thank you.
- green tea bag
- 1/2 c
- fresh spearmint, sprigs
- 1 Tbsp
- dried verbena leaves
- 4 c
- water, boiling
- 1/8 c
- sugar (or to taste)
- mint sprig (to garnish) (optional)
How to Make Moroccan Mint Tea
- 1In a large pot over high heat bring the water to a boil. Turn off the water and add the teabag, cover and steep for 5 minutes.
- 2Rinse the mint. Add the mint and the verbena leaves to the pot, cover and steep 5 more minutes.
- 3Add the sugar and stir to combine, strain and serve.
- 4Place a sprig of mint in each glass or cup and pour in the strained tea.
- 5*To serve chilled*.
Allow the tea to reach room temperature, then transfer the tea to a pitcher, cover and refrigerate until cold. This will prevent your tea from getting cloudy.
- 6Serve in a tall glass with ice and a mint sprig for garnish.