Moroccan Mint Teacomments (12) March 30th, 2012
Makes 6 small glasses
1 heaping tablespoon green tea, one with good strong flavor
About 20 spearmint sprigs
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar
To prepare the traditional Moroccan tea, keep the following essentials in mind. The tea must be green, with a mild flavor. The mint must be fresh (absolutely not dried), and it must be spearmint. The tea is traditionally very sweet; there is always sugar in the bottom of the glasses in Morocco. The tea should be served in small glasses with several fresh mint sprigs in each glass. This recipe is excerpted from Herbs in the Kitchen by Carolyn Dille and Susan Belsinger, Interweave Press, 1992.
Rinse a teapot with boiling water and pour the water out. Add the green tea and enough spearmint to loosely fill the pot about three-quarters full. Add at least 1/4 cup sugar and fill the pot with boiling water. Steep for 5 minutes. Add 2 or 3 mint sprigs to each glass and pour the tea.
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