Moroccan Mint Tea

"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."
 
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Ready In:
18mins
Ingredients:
5
Serves:
4
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ingredients

  • 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
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directions

  • 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.
  • Add sugar and mint leaves and stems to the teapot. Add the remaining 3 cups boiling water. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes.
  • Stir. Continue to steep for 5 minutes more.
  • Strain tea into cups.

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Reviews

  1. kindcook
    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!
     
  2. Mrs J B
    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.
     
  3. PjD25361
    Very good! Made for ZWT3.
     
  4. Annacia
    Wonderful tea that was simply lovely with Recipe #232778 for this morning's breakfast. Aside from using Splenda to sweeten it after it was made I just followed the directions and was rewarded with a beautifully aromatic and rich mint taste. I can't think of a single thing to improve it so this has to be 5 stars.
     
  5. Um Safia
    Reviewed for ZWT3. Excellent tea, easy to make and quite authentic. I'm married to a North African so we have a lot of mint tea in our house and this recipe got the thumbs up! Than You :)
     
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Tweaks

  1. Mrs J B
    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.
     

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