Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 13 mins

Hot mint tea is a favorite in Morocco, where it's served in small glasses any time of day or night. It's very sweet and packed with mint flavor. It is great cold as well; let the tea cool completely and then strain it into ice-filled glasses.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 quart boiling water, plus more for heating the teapot
  • 3 green tea bags (equivalent to 1 Tablespoon loose green tea)
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 3 cups firmly packed mint leaves, and tender stems crushed, plus
  • 4 sprigs of fresh mint, for garnish


  1. Pour about 1/2 cup boiling water into a teapot, swish it around to heat the pot, and dump out. Add tea to the teapot and pour in 1 cup of the boiling water. Cover and let steep 3 minutes.
  2. Add sugar and mint leaves and stems to the teapot. Add the remaining 3 cups boiling water. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir. Continue to steep for 5 minutes more.
  4. Strain tea into cups.
Most Helpful

This was fresh and delicious! The color was such a lovely golden; really made it appetizing. I changed the recipe a bit by basically making 1/3 of the batch. I used 1 cup of mint, 2 cups of water, 1 teabag (which I took out after the 3 minutes to prevent bitterness) and NO sugar. Instead, I added a teaspoon of honey to each teacup (made 4 servings, just like recipe said) and that was plenty sweet and flavorful to me. I can't wait to serve this to friends! Thanks!

kindcook July 09, 2013

Mr JB loves his Sweet Tea, and says that tea without sugar is "unfulfilled". Unfortunately, he can't have black tea or a lot of sugar anymore. This recipe works well for him as iced tea, provided I substitute a tablespoon of honey for all that sugar. Gives it just enough sweet to notice. Will have to increase my mint crop to meet demand.

Mrs J B June 06, 2011