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Moroccan Mint Tea

Moroccan Mint Tea
How to make traditional Moroccan Mint Tea.

Moroccan mint tea is a very important part of Moroccan dining

The national drink is served in glasses at all times and everywhere. It has mint flavor, is very sweet and is sometimes seasoned with orange blossoms.


1 bunch mint, and mint leaves for garnish
3 teaspoons green Moroccan tea
3 tablespoons sugar or honey


Water: Boil water. Pour a small amount in teapot and swish around to warm the pot. Put the tea in the tea pot, put a little boiled water and swish to rinse tea with boiling water discard water from the tea, Add the mint (reserve some for garnish) and sugar in the teapot, cover with boiling water and Bring to a boil again put it on a slow flame for 1 minute. Let tea brew, stirring the leaves once or twice. Cover pot; steep at least 5 minutes.

Pour a small amount of tea into the Moroccan tea glass; pour the tea back into the teapot. Repeat 3 times to blend ingredients; garnish each colorful Moroccan tea glass with springs of mint. Add a sprinkling of orange-blossom water. Serve very hot.

Use a nice serving brass tray and colorful tea glasses to make your tea party a feast for the eyes and by using different colors of tea glasses each guest will have a different color of his own.


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