A brisk and cooling combination of sweet green tea, peppermint and spearmint inspired by the North African tradition of hospitality and friendship.
One of the world’s classic tea preparations is Moroccan Mint. It’s an indispensible feature in this North African country’s tradition of hospitality, where it’s consumed day and night. China green tea, mint, and sugar are prepared very strong in a long-spouted silver teapot, and then poured with a flourish into decorative glasses. This combination of sweet green tea and cooling mint is especially satisfying when the weather’s hot.
Start with a preheated teapot. Measure one spoonful of Moroccan Mint for each cup of water. Always use freshly drawn, filtered water. Bring the water to a near boil (200ºF), pour onto the tea, and cover with a lid. Steep the tea for five minutes, then strain the tea while pouring. Stir in one teaspoon of sugar per glass, and garnish with fresh mint.