Prep 2 mins
Cook 5 mins
The delicate taste of of green tea is given a light, minty aftertaste in this deliciousdrink, which is a traditional favorite in Morocco.
- 1 teaspoon loose gunpowder green tea or 1 tea bag
- 1⁄8 teaspoon mint extract or 1 teaspoon of fresh mint or 1 teaspoon dried mint
- 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
- 3⁄4 cup water
- fresh mint sprig, for garnish
- Place the tea, mint extract or mint leaves, and sugar, if desired, in a teapot. heat the water to a boil and pour the water into the teapot. Let the tea brew for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on your taste. Strain or pour the tea into a cup. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig.
- NOTE: You can also mix fresh or dried mint leaves with the Gunpowder tea before brewing--1/2 teaspoon of each works best. Then omit the mint extract from the recipe.
I love gunpowder tea and this sounded like an interesting variation. I had to use extract and found it to be a little overpowering, so will try it next time with fresh mint, when I have some in the garden. This would make a nice iced tea. Made for Fall 2012 PAC game.
Very refreshing and comforting tea! I used fresh mint and sweetened it very lightly and really enjoyed - thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for My-3-Chefs 2012