Moroccan mint tea: the traditional drink for excellence!
Are you familiar with Moroccan mint tea?
Mint tea is the national drink of Morocco and symbolizes courtesy and hospitality; it is consumed in large quantities and every person who has visited the country surely has had at least one cup.
It arrived in Morocco in the mid-19th century, when the British were looking for new outlets for their green tea trade. Moroccans discovered that by adding mint and sugar they could cover the bitter taste of green tea while maintaining its flavor.
It is tradition to be prepared by the master of the house, his wife or the oldest person in the family. It can be prepared throughout the day, and it is a sign of courtesy to take a long time to consume it, even 30 minutes. It is considered rude to refuse a glass unless you have already had 3 or more.
Preparing it is quite simple and the ingredients needed are few and easy to come by. Green tea leaves are used in the original recipe, but a ready-made teabag can also be used. Preparation takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
Discover the recipe for Moroccan mint tea!
- Green tea leaves
- Fresh mint leaves
First put water on the stove and bring it to boil; In the still-cold teapot put green tea leaves and add boiling water. Clean the tea by swirling the water in the teapot then discard it. Repeat this step a couple of times. Then pour the rest of the water into the teapot with the green tea, put the teapot back on the stove and bring to boil. Remove the teapot from the heat, add fresh mint leaves and a tablespoon of sugar for sweetening. Wait 2-3 minutes and pour the ready tea into glasses. It is recommended to pour the tea from the top in order to form a foam on the surface.
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