Wednesday, April 14, 2010


A little history about Moroccan mint tea.
Mint tea isn't just a drink in Morocco. It is a sign of hospitality and friendship and tradition. Because this drink is so popular, it is served all day long, after every meal and with every conversation. Moroccans take great pride in their tea and will often ask a visitor who among their group of friends
10 sprigs fresh mint, plus extra for garnish
3 teaspoons green tea
3 tablespoons
sugar (or more to taste)
5 cups water
-Boil the water and pour a small amount in the teapot, swishing it around to warm the pot.
-Combine the mint and green tea and sugar in the teapot, then fill it with the rest of the hot water.
-Let the tea brew for three minutes.
-Set out glasses for the tea.
-A shot-glass is close to the slender glasses used in Morocco.
-Fill just one glass with the tea, and then pour it back in the teapot (This helps to dissolve and distribute the sugar).
If you want nice foam on the tea so always pour with the teapot a high distance above the glasses.


Jeannie said...

My husband says that wherever you see a Moroccan there will be tea.

Dar El Menia said...

This is great. Thanks. As to the tea, yes, if there is a Moroccan you will find tea for sure.