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Maroccan Mint Tea

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mint drinkA guest is never turned away without a cup and even as you enter any shop in a Moroccan souk or bazaar, whether or not you buy anything, you will probably be offered some.

This is surprisingly refreshing despite being served hot. Mint is known to warm the body and stimulate the appetite, although which appetite is meant, remains unclean. Well, this way or the other, a little warning stimulation never did hurt anyone.


  1. Fresh mint leaves, 2 good handfuls, stems removed, washed and drained.
  2. Cube sugar, 6 lumps, or use 3 tsp granulated sugar.
  3. Good quality green tea, 4 tea bags
  4. Fresh boiled water, sufficient to fill choose teapot.

NOTE : This is excellent served after a rich and spicy meal, to soothe an overworked tummy.


  1. Get a teapot that will serve four~five generously
  2. Put the mint leaves into teapot. Put sugar on top of mint leaves. Put teabags in teapot and pour in hot water almost to the brim. Leave to steep for about 4~5 minutes.
  3. Pour a cup of tea out and then pour it back into the teapot. Repeat this about 5 ~6 times until sugar is dissolved and diffused through the tea. Discard teabags but leave mint leaves inside teapot and pour into cups or handled glasses.
  4. Serve immediately.