Moroccan mint tea may have originated in Morocco, but it has become a "national icon of hospitality." It is even jokingly called "Moroccan whiskey." This tea is served at any hour and with every meal. Like Japanese tea, the Moroccan tea has a ceremony attached to it. With some simple ingredients, you can make your own Moroccan mint tea. Learn more on the Moroccan mint tea in this article.
Gather the ingredients
To make the Moroccan mint tea, you will need:
- 10 sprigs of mint,
- 3 teaspoons of green tea (gunpowder tea can be used here),
- 3 tablespoons of sugar,
- 5 cups of water.
Gather the tea items
Gather the tea items for the Moroccan mint tea. You will need a kettle for boiling the water, a tea pot, more than one tea glass and spoons, in case your guests wish to add more sugar. According to A Moroccan Kitchen, the Moroccan tea glasses resemble European shot glasses. Any slender glass cups will do. A tradition in Morocco is to have the mint, sugar and tea in their own separate boxes on the table.
Prepare the tea
The process 1. Bring the water to boil in a kettle. 2. Pour some of the water into a teapot and swish it around to warm the interior of the pot. 3. Pour the water out of the teapot. 4. Put the green tea into the teapot. Add more boiling water to the teapot until it is full. 5. Place the teapot on a stove and turn the heat of the burner to low. Remove the pot from the stove once the contents begin to simmer. Do not let the contents boil over. 6. Add the sugar and the mint to the water. 7. Set the table with the tea glasses. 8. Pour the tea into one of the glasses, then pour the contents of the glass back into the pot. This will help to ensure that the sugar is distributed evenly in the pot. 9. Pour the tea into the glasses and enjoy. If you wish to add style to the ceremony and foam to the tea, then hold the teapot high in the air as you pour. If you are concerned about missing the cup, then you should practice pouring plain water in private before you have guests over. Otherwise, you run the risk of pouring sticky tea over the table.