Two cups of Moroccan mint tea with a traditional teapot and sugar cubes
Recipe

Moroccan mint tea recipe

Fatima Zahra

Contributing writer

Tea lovers rejoice! This Moroccan mint tea recipe is the perfect way to enjoy a cup of tea. Made with fresh mint leaves, green tea, and sugar, this refreshing beverage is perfect for any time of day.

In Morocco, a day usually begins with a cup of Moroccan mint Tea. It is also served after every meal. Moroccan mint Tea is a symbol of hospitality and is often offered to guests as a gesture of welcome.

To make Moroccan tea, you will need a Moroccan teapot or something similar and gunpowder green tea. Moroccan mint tea is best made with fresh mint leaves, but if you don't have access to fresh mint, you can use dried mint leaves instead.

Prep: 3 min
Cook: 10 min
Total: 13 min

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp gunpowder green tea
  • handful fresh mint leaves
  • boiling water
  • sugar to taste

Directions

  1. 1
    Place the gunpowder green tea in the teapot and pour a cup of boiled water into it and let it sit for a minute or two then empty the water.
  2. 2
    Repeat step 1 again. This will clean the tea leaves and allow them to unfurl.
  3. 3
    Fill the teapot with boiling water, and let it steep for 3-5 minutes.
  4. 4
    Once the tea has steeped, add the fresh mint leaves and the sugar. Before serving the tea, the tradition is to pour it back and forth between the teapot and glass to distribute the mint and the sugar evenly.
  5. 5
    Once the tea has steeped, add the fresh mint leaves and the sugar. Before serving the tea, the tradition is to pour it back and forth between the teapot and glass to distribute the mint and the sugar evenly.
  6. 6
    Pour the Moroccan mint tea into small glasses from high up, to create a frothy beverage.
  7. 7
    Moroccan mint tea is best enjoyed with friends.

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Frequently asked questions

How much sugar should I add?

Moroccan mint tea is traditionally served very sweet, so don't be afraid to add a lot of sugar.

Do I need a Moroccan teapot?

A Moroccan teapot is not necessary to make Moroccan mint tea, any teapot will do.

What kind of tea should I use?

Using the right gunpowder tea is important for a good Moroccan mint tea. Moroccan tea is usually made with gunpowder green tea.

What is Moroccan mint tea served with?

You can serve Moroccan mint tea with these delicious Moroccan pastries.

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Fatima Zahra

Author - Fatima Zahra

Fatima Zahra was born and raised along the foothills of the Atlas mountains in central Morocco, in the heartland of the indigenous Amazigh people. She’s an avid reader and Moroccan tea drinker, no surprise. She is an engineer by profession but nowadays spends most of her time traveling and writing about Morocco on her website Cape to Casa. 

Last Updated 24 October 2022

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