Moroccan Mint Tea

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"You can barely take a step in the markets of Marrakech without tripping over fresh mint, or at least without being offered a glass of hot, sweet mint tea. Be sure to lift the teapot high above the cup while pouring; Moroccans appreciate the way this aerates the tea (and they always pour with great panache)."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (205 g)
  • Calories 29.2
  • Total Fat - 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 8.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 6.3 g
  • Protein - 0.2 g
  • Calcium - 7.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Put tea in a teapot and pour in 1 cup boiling water, then swirl gently to warm pot and rinse tea. Strain out and discard water, reserving tea leaves in the pot.

Step 2

Add remaining 4 cups boiling water to tea and let steep 2 minutes. Stir in sugar (to taste) and mint sprigs and steep 3 to 4 minutes more. Serve in small heatproof glasses.

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I enjoyed this flavorful tea very much. It was quick and easy to make. I used mint from the garden, it was great. Thanks for sharing this recipe FEM. Made for What's on the Menu tag game.

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(26 Oct 2020)