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All About Moroccan Mint Tea

Updated on July 19, 2011

Looking for Different Tea? Moroccan Mint Tea!

Moroccan (or African) mint tea is more than just a delicious beverage - though it is that, too! More importantly, though, it forms the basis of a beautiful tradition of welcoming guests into the home.

Of course, it also has health benefits, a great flavour, and an air of mystery and the exotic about it that most teas just don't. Read on to learn about making Moroccan mint tea, holding a Moroccan tea ceremony, and more besides.

Moroccan Mint Tea by Alpha
Moroccan Mint Tea by Alpha

Moroccan Mint Tea isn't at all hard to make - it's just like making normal tea! The difference is in the ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Gunpowder Tea
  • Honey
  • Mint

Instructions

  1. First, brew your gunpowder tea as normal (don't know how to brew gunpowder tea?). Brew enough for the people you'll be serving at once, since it will make the flavour and temperature of the tea more even.
  2. For each cup of tea, 1/2 teaspoon of honey and 1 mint leaf should be added straight after the water is poured over the tea leaves - the hot water should not be poured straight on to either of these, as it will ruin the taste.
  3. Tea is traditionally served in glasses, either warm or iced.
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Or, Buy Pre-Mixed Moroccan Mint Tea

Our Moroccan Mint tea offers you an enlivening blend of green tea and fragrant mint leaves. This loose leaf Moroccan Mint tea is traditionally served to you in small glasses with a sprig of fresh mint and a touch of sugar. It is delicious and refreshing Moroccan Mint tea hot or iced!

Marrakesh's Djemaa el Fna market is one of the world's busiest - a blur of roasting meat, musicians, water-sellers and acrobats competing for your attention. There they serve tea in traditional Moroccan fashion: tea and boiling water steep for 15 minutes before boiling again - this time with sugar and mint, allowing the sugar to caramelize. Our Moroccan tea allows you to boil your own sugar into our mix of mint and gunpowder tea - and bring out the magic.

What are the Health Benefits of Moroccan Mint Tea?

There are some specific benefits of Moroccan mint tea, health-wise, that set it apart from other teas. It really is in a class of its own.

  • Moroccan Mint Tea is a green tea, so it incorporates all the lovely health benefits of the antioxidants present in abundance in all green teas (as well as being much more palatable to the average Westener than the more bitter Japanese varieties).

  • Honey is also full of antioxidants, easy to digest, and there are even studies out there to suggest that it prevents some forms of cancer. In addition to this, honey is a natural sweetener - so diabetics are safe in using it to sweeten their tea (any tea, not just Moroccan tea!) without putting their health at risk.

  • Finally, mint is a great little herb, as well - it's good for digestive ailments and nervous conditions, as well as making your breath smell better and tasting pretty good.

A Moroccan Tea Ceremony

Moroccan Tea Ceremony by Jon Lean
Moroccan Tea Ceremony by Jon Lean

The Moroccan tea ceremony is performed to welcome guests into the home. It is highly ritualised and structured, and also very impressive. It is a required part of hospitality in Morocco (in keeping with Islamic traditions about hospitality), for both hosts and guests - but don't worry, it's fun!

Have You Ever Tried Moroccan Mint Tea?

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      6 years ago

      Yes, I love it...and we just started growing fresh mint :)

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