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Fresh Mint Tea from Morocco

As the weather becomes cooler, I do enjoy drinking tea more frequently, as opposed during any other time of the year. However, in Morocco mint tea is an all year round beverage. It is considered to be the one beverage served no matter where you are or the occasion.  Moroccan tea is delicious and sweet to the taste.  The following is a simple to follow recipe for preparing mint tea.

Ingredients

For a teapot that holds 4 cups of water
1 bunch fresh mint (5 stems with leaves)
2 teaspoons of green tea
4 tablespoons sugar (more or less depending on your taste)
5 cups of water

Directions

Boil water. Pour a small amount in the teapot and swish around to warm the pot. Pour the water out. Put the green tea in the teapot and pour some boiled water (about 1/3 cup), swish around to get the bitter taste out of the green tea. Pour the water from the teapot, keeping the green tea leaves in. Repeat this step once. Add the fresh mint and sugar and fill the teapot with boiled water. Let the tea brew for 5 minutes.
Set out glasses for the tea and use a tea strainer to pour the tea. Moroccans use glasses that are 2″ wide by 3″ high. First Fill just one glass with the tea, then pour it back in the pot. Repeat. This helps to dissolve and distribute the sugar.

Now your tea is ready to be enjoyed!

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What is your favorite beverage during the colder season?

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Here i am, usually weather is very cold in Winter and Autumn. Last night we had very bad rain, like sky wants to come down. I always prefer to hug my favorite blanket and have a big mug of tea or coffee.. Yay.. Im going to make.. 🙂
    May i invite you to have a cup of tea with me? 😉

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  2. Posted by adikbongsu on November 5, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    Assalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakahtu,

    I like tea but I love juice more 🙂

    So on a cooler day, I would still prefer to take juice instead of tea…hehee

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  3. I think i will stick to normal tea …. 🙂

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  4. Mash’Allah thanks for posting sis. I love tea! Of course, I’m from the south! hehe. I remember a while ago in one of the Muslim women’s groups I’m in online someone was asking how to make mint tea. Insh’Allah I will direct her to your blog.

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