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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
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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

How to Make Moroccan Mint Tea


  • 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.

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About Moroccan Mint Tea

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

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