Moroccan Mint Tea

Today I am bringing you another guest post about tea.  This time Erica talks about a favourite tea of hers: Moroccan Mint Tea and how easily mint can be grown at home.

For a while now Moroccan mint tea has been my favourite tea. I usually treat myself to it in a café I go to regularly, but it’s actually pretty easy to make at home. Growing your own mint is easy because the plant can be a bit of a thug. It’s best to find a contained bed or a pot to grow it in, so it doesn’t get too out of hand. Large qualities of mint aren’t the end of the world though and I regularly use it when cooking potatoes, with couscous or to make a mint tea. You might struggle to find enough fresh mint to make this in the winter, but it’s a drink that brings to mind hot places, so it’s well suited to the hotter months.

In Morocco mint tea isn’t just a drink in Morocco, it’s quite a social occasion: s a sign of hospitality and friendship. When you drink it, you can almost believe that you are in the souks of Marrakech and smell the wonderful herbs and spices. Ideally this tea is served from silver teapots into glass cups and this is the way to get the full visual glory of the drink too. It’s very refreshing and is perfect on a hot day or after a meal as mint helps with digestion.

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Boil the water and allow to cool for a minute or two. Whilst you are waiting for it to cool, use a little of the boiled water to warm the pot by swishing around. Place as many fresh mint leaves in the glass cup as you can get in.  

If you are using a sugar stick, you can just add boiled water to the pot and serve. Pour the water over the mint and stir with your sugar stick.

If you haven’t got a sugar stick, add some sugar to the hot water. Then pour the sugary water onto the mint leaves and allow to infuse.

Another nice way to serve the tea is to make green tea instead of just hot water, but otherwise the preparation is the same.  

Erica blogs at A Little Luxury For Me and is mum to H a fun loving young man aged 10. You can view some of their adventures at Nine To Three Thirty. 

 

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20 Comments

  1. 19th July 2017 / 7:16 PM

    We love tea in our house! My hubs especially likes mint tea. He likes it iced and I like it hot! 🙂

  2. 19th July 2017 / 8:54 PM

    We grow eight different kinds of mint in our herb garden. I cannot wait to try this tea with each one of them. Thanks!

  3. 19th July 2017 / 9:33 PM

    This looks refreshing and soothing. A cup of tea while relaxing is just good for the body. This looks great!

  4. 19th July 2017 / 10:22 PM

    Will defintely need to try this!+

  5. 19th July 2017 / 10:40 PM

    I’m terrible with teas – I generally stick to just a plain english breakfast or occasionally a green tea but you’ve got me wanting to try this concoction

  6. 20th July 2017 / 12:52 AM

    Fresh mint is such a versatile plant and has so many uses. I would love to try this tea when we make tea. My son loves tea so I would love to have him try this too.

  7. 20th July 2017 / 1:50 AM

    I don’t think I’ve had Moroccan Mint tea before although I do enjoy peppermint tea, if it’s anything close to that or maybe better, then I’ll definitely enjoy it! I’m glad that you shared with us how it’s usually prepared. By the looks of it, it’s such a special tea!

  8. 20th July 2017 / 2:27 AM

    I just started getting into drinking tea here, so I am willing to give this one a try for sure!

  9. 20th July 2017 / 4:24 AM

    I LOVE tea! Thanks for the recipe! My mother in law has mint growing all throughout her yard but they don’t seem to like mine. I’d have to get some from her.

  10. 20th July 2017 / 4:39 AM

    I am not a hot tea drinker. Growing up in the south, I like my tea sweet and iced. However, this sounds really tasty. I may have to give this one a try.

  11. 20th July 2017 / 5:05 AM

    I used to purchase fresh tea leaves all the time when i lived in China, but you just can’t find it here in the states. Great idea to just grow your own!

  12. 20th July 2017 / 10:53 AM

    Mint is so difficult to grow for me. But when I buy the herbs from the store I love how fresh and fragrant it is. I will try to make this tea next time I have some mint on me.

  13. Robin Rue
    20th July 2017 / 4:01 PM

    I have never heard of mint tea like this but it looks so good. It would definitely be a refreshing treat!

  14. Andrea
    20th July 2017 / 10:19 PM

    OH yum. I love moroccan tea, so tasty! Not only that but it is perfect for the hot summer months. You can have it warm or cold which is awesome.

  15. 21st July 2017 / 9:36 AM

    Despite being British, I am not a great tea drinker, although this mint tea does sound amazing! I love how tea drinking is way more than just having a beverage in many countries, and is much more a social get-together!

  16. Brittany
    21st July 2017 / 4:37 PM

    Ooh this looks so good! I used to hate tea, but I’ve had a huge love for it! I would love to check this one out because I know I’d love it!

  17. 21st July 2017 / 5:38 PM

    This sounds like a great tea! I love a good cuppa but usually stick to a regular breakfast tea. I would like to try more flavoured teas though so will definitely give this one a go 🙂

  18. 22nd July 2017 / 2:20 AM

    I have never tried mint tea. i do love mint though so it sounds delicious! I need to get more into teas and cut out sugars!

  19. 22nd July 2017 / 5:02 AM

    I can see where mint tea would be refreshing even in warm weather.

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