Lovely Morocco. Is there a more exotic place on the planet? Whether you are looking for a vacation on a beach, you are interested in discovering the historic sites or you wanna experience how riding camels in desert actually looks like, this country has it all. You can even go skiing here in the Atlas mountain!
We are not kidding. Just check out this image.
But there is something very traditional in Morocco, that you definitely must not miss when you visit it.
The one and only Morocco’s mint tea.
This tea is more than just a drink. It is a sign of hospitality, friendship, and tradition. It’s so popular here that it is served all day long, after every meal, and with every conversation. Moroccans take great pride in their tea and will often ask a visitor who among their group of friends makes the best cup of mint tea, and a minimum of two to three cups needs to be drunk so as not to offend the host.
So in the text today, we want to show you how you can surprise your close friends by making them this African treat.
How to make famous Morrocan mint tea?
The entire process of Moroccan tea preparation is a constant reminder that friends always come first. But don’t be scared guys, preparation is not that difficult.
Ready to get started?
Water: Bring two cups good quality water (filtered, but not distilled) to a boil. You’ll be filtering the leaves out later, so a sauce pot will be fine and will help allow your tea plenty of room to unfurl. Cut the heat and allow water to simmer.
Tea: Rinse 1 tablespoon of Gunpowder Green tea pellets and add to simmering water.
Mint: Add a handful of freshly picked mint leaves. Spearmint works well!
Sweetener: The least precise and most taste-based of the constituent ingredients. Start with 2 tablespoons of sugar.
Simmer the tea, mint leaf and sugar mixture for 5 minutes, or to preferred strength. Pour mixture through a fine-meshed strainer or sieve to remove the biggest leaves, and make sure the sweetness level is to your liking.
And that is basically it. Simple right?
Of course, we could make this tutorial more complicated, but what is the point? We wanted to show you the basics of how to make this traditional delight and is up to you now to experiment with the flavour.
Let us know how you like it.
We want to thank Peacecorps for providing us with enough information on writing this article.
We are sure that you now know how to make famous Moroccan mint tea.
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