Friday, December 11, 2009

Moroccan Recipes: Mint Tea - Recipe for Moroccan Mint Tea


Easy recipe for Moroccan mint tea. Moroccan-style mint tea is now commonly served all through North Africa. It is served not only at mealtimes but all through the day, and it is especially a drink of hospitality, commonly served whenever there are guests. Unlike Moroccan food, cooked by women, this tea is traditionally a man's affair: prepared by the head of the family. It is served to guests, and it is impolite to refuse it. Learn how to make best Moroccan mint tea. It's served in Moroccan style tea glasses.

Yield: 2 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups boiling water
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons loose Chinese gunpowder green tea or green tea
6 mint leaves, crushed

Preparation
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; cover and steep 5 minutes. Strain tea mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard solids.

Note: When you get loose tea from tea bags, one regular green tea bag will yield 1 teaspoon loose tea leaves.

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