Moroccan Mint Tea

5 servings
20 min

Moroccan mint tea is a beverage of great significance in Moroccan culture. It is made by steeping fresh mint leaves and green tea leaves together in boiling water. The resulting flavor is a refreshing blend that combines the briskness of green tea with the invigorating essence of mint. Typically, sugar is added to create a well-balanced mix of flavors. When serving the tea, it's poured from a height to generate a frothy layer on top, often in elegant tea glasses. This act of pouring and sharing holds deep cultural meaning, symbolizing togetherness in Moroccan values. We particularly enjoy this tea-making method and hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

Recipe details
  • 5  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 1 tbsp gunpowder tea
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups water

Place gunpowder tea pellets into a teapot.
Heat water in a kettle until boiling.
Pour about 1/2 cup of the hot water over the gunpowder tea, cover, and steep briefly.
Strain the water from the teapot into a small glass; this water holds the concentrated flavor.
Pour an additional cup of hot water over the same tea leaves, steeping for 2-3 minutes, then strain and discard this water.
Add sugar, mint leaves, and the first glass of steeped tea to the teapot with the gunpowder leaves.Fill the teapot to the top with hot water, cover, and steep for 5-10 minutes.
If the teapot lacks a built-in strainer, strain the tea before pouring into a glass, then pour this glass back into the teapot. Repeat a few times to mix the tea with caramelized sugar.
Strain the tea one final time, then serve and savor the rich flavors and cultural experience of Moroccan mint tea.
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