Moroccan Mint Tea Recipe: Traditional Hot Beverage from Morocco

"The first glass is as bitter as life, the second glass is as strong as love, the third glass is as gentle as death."

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This Moroccan mint tea recipe is the national drink of Morocco since the British influence of the 1850s and is now commonly consumed all through the West Arab World.

tea in cups with pot nearby
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Moroccan mint tea is served all day, with or without a meal, and as a welcome drink for guests which is impolite to refuse. They pour it from a distance to produce a foam on the top of the tea and is usually served 3 times.

Moroccan mint tea is also described in this Moroccan proverb: “The first glass is as bitter as life, the second glass is as strong as love, the third glass is as gentle as death.”

Enjoy!

Moroccan Mint Tea

Moroccan mint tea is the national drink of Morocco since the British influence of the 1850s and is now commonly consumed all through the West Arab World.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Non-Alcoholic Drink
Cuisine: Moroccan, North African
Keyword: Tea
Servings: 6 cups
Calories: 25kcal
Cost: $10

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp loose green tea
  • 6 cups water
  • 6 tsp sugar (to taste)

Instructions

  • Bring water to boil. In a teapot, combine mint leaves, sugar or Stevia (if you desire), and the loose green tea.
  • Let it stand / steep for 5-10 minutes, strain the tea, pour it to mugs or heat resistant glass cups.
  • Enjoy!

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