How To Make The Real Moroccan Mint Tea - Recipe and Tutorial
As you’ve noticed already, we visited Morocco a while ago. It was in June and we had such an amazing time. If you can see in my latest travel-post’s.
If you gonna visit Morocco you won’t be able to deny, that the mint tea is everywhere. You can't pay a visit to this beautiful country without experiencing its copious tea culture. Served strong and sweet. To brew that tea is the centre of hospitality, negotiations, celebrations, socializing and the most important thing is, that it's not to be drunk in a rush. ;-)
There are a few ways to make this tea but I've put together 10 simple steps to show you how to brew the real, authentic moroccan mint tea. After that you can sit back, relax and enjoy a moroccan mint tea in the comfort of your own home.
What do you need:
Moroccan tea glasses
1 tablespoon loose green tea
3-4 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
How to Prepare the real moroccan mint tea :
Heat the water in your tea kettle until boiling.
Put 1 tablespoon of green tea in your tea pot.
Once the water is hot, pour about 1/2 cup in the tea pot. Let it sit for a minute, until the green tea pellets have opened.
Then, pour the green tea infused water out and save it in a glass. This is just to rinse the tea and is actually also the essence of the tea. You will keep this first washing aside to add it back to the pot later.
Repeat it to re-wash” the tea and throw away the liquid from the 2nd washing (don’t safe it).
Then add the 3 cups of remaining hot water to the teapot. Add the sugar, the mint leafs, the glass of the first washing aside back to the pot and let sit for a minute.
Shaken, not stirred! Moroccan tradition dictates to not stir the melange in the teapot, as it’s thought to bruise the tea leaves. But the best and most traditional way is, to pour the tea into a tea glass, which is then promptly returned to the pot and repeated a few times.
Now comes the fun part! Start pouring the tea close to the glass, and slowly raise the teapot straight up. Don’t worry, it might splatter a bit, but keep on pouring! To create more bubbles, lower and raise the teapot again and again, all the while pouring the tea.
Fill the tea glasses no more than 3/4 full, because the tea glasses will be hot to the touch. This margin allows you to comfortably hold the glass while drinking.
Simply relax and enjoy your freshly brewed Moroccan mint tea!
You may be wondering if you need a Moroccan teapot and Moroccan tea glasses?
Well in my opinion, you don’t really need a Moroccan teapot or glasses. You can use a small pot and mugs, but, for sure, it’s more authentic and prettier if you have it! Plus the Moroccan teapot makes it easier to create the much coveted crown of bubbles. ;-)
I know the real mint tea has tons of sugar! You may ask yourself if you really need to add all the sugar?”
Moroccans do drink their mint tea sweet! Four tablespoons such as in this recipe will be typically Moroccan. I prefer to take it less sweet. Experiment with the amount of sugar that works best for you.
Now you know everything to make the real Moroccan mint tea by yourself!
I’m curious how many glasses of mint tea you need before you become tea-drunk ;-)? Leave a comment!
Btw I create this outfit as a casual weekend look. That’s why I just paired the striped wrap blouse with the shorts in a colorful floral print. I love the combination of neutral stripes and colorful floral print.
Styling and Tutorial by Look2ocean
Pics by Daniell Bohnhof Photography