Want to know how to make mint tea? It’s easy. And if there’s anyone who knows a thing or two about mint tea, it’s the Moroccans. They’ve been drinking it for centuries. So here’s how to make mint tea the way it’s meant to be made – in the traditional Maghrebi style.
A traditional Maghrebi mint tea is a mix of green and mint tea. In North Africa, the serving can take a ceremonial form when prepared for a guest, but we’re going to keep it simple. All you need is a kettle, a teapot and some glasses to serve.
MOROCCAN MINT TEA INGREDIENTS
- Four cups of water
- Two Lipton® Pure Green Tea bags
- A bunch of fresh spearmint
MAKING YOUR MOROCCAN MINT TEA
- Boil the water. Put four cups of water in your kettle and boil.
- Add the tea. Pour the water into a teapot holding two Lipton® Pure Green Tea bags.
- Brew. Leave to steep for 10 minutes.
- Add the mint. Twist and tear up some fresh spearmint leaves. Put them in a glass and pour the tea over them. This disturbs the mint, letting the flavor infuse quicker.
- Add some lemon. Squeeze in a little bit of lemon, and you’re done!
Hot or cold, it’s entirely up to you how you enjoy your Moroccan Tea. And in North Africa the tradition is to serve the mint tea three times – so feel free to enjoy a few glasses yourself. You’ll soon be feeling refreshed and energized.
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