Moroccan Mint Tea
Get your fez at the ready, things are about to get a little Moroccan up in here. Drunk far and wide across the countries of north west Africa, but particularly in Morocco, ‘Magrebi’ is more than just a type of tasty, mint flavoured green tea—it’s a symbol of national Moroccan identity. Served several times throughout the day, with or without food, it’s a uniquely zesty take on green tea that saturates the entire social fabric of Moroccan tradition and history. Renowned as a country of almost impossibly gracious hosts, any visitor to a Moroccan household can expect to receive enough mint tea to fill a swimming pool. So, it’s a good thing that this tealightfuly minty drink tastes so deliciously refreshing, reinvigorating and revitalising that you’ll happily be able to put away cup after cup.
Moroccan Mint Tea benefits
- A minty fresh way to help you achieve your daily recommended fluid intake1
- Naturally caffeine free!
- Traditionally renowned for its digestive properties, Moroccan mint tea can help aid digestion after a heavy meal
- A zero-calorie beverage when consumed without the addition of milk or sugars
Tea time ideas
If there’s a more refreshing tea choice than a cup of Moroccan tea, we’ve yet to find it. Across the temperature spectrum, from hot to cold, it’s an invigorating and revitalising spearmint blast that’s guaranteed to shake up your senses and excite your taste buds. In Morocco it’s served anyplace, anytime, and we couldn’t agree more, 24 hours a day it makes a delicious alternative to your traditional cup of tea.
If you’re looking for tasty food pairings, we think those crisp, fresh flavours work wonderfully with spicy foods. We suggest brewing up a pot of fresh Moroccan mint tea to go alongside a lively Moroccan meze platter. Think falafel, hummus, pitta, and lots and lots and lots of hot chilli sauce.
Getting the best from your brew
Like we say, hot or cold, our Moroccan Mint hot and palate cleansing or iced and cooling, our Moroccan Mint tea benefits from an infusion time of around 2-3 minutes in boiling water that’s been left to cool slightly. We think its lovely golden yellow colour is as pretty to look at as it is to drink (well, almost!). Though it’s traditionally served with sugar, we think it’s basic flavour is wonderful all by itself.
1EFSA recommends 2L and 2.5L fluid intake per day for women and men, respectively
based on a daily consumption of at least 500 mg of flavonoids per day, 3 cups of Tea per day, as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle