In the MAGHREB countries (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria), mint tea is a welcome ritual. It is offered as soon as you arrive in a place to welcome you and welcome you: a delightful relaxing moment.
Many mint tea recipes
In every family, mint tea has a different flavor. It will depend on the water used (spring water, tap water), the type of green tea used and the place where it grows (in high mountain and valley), the type of mint (fresh or dried). In Morocco, it is the tea Gun Powder that is very appreciated. You will also find the Chun mee, Sow mee or the Hyson.
The mint tea recipe
So I propose my recipe!
For 10 small glasses
Preparation: 5 min
Cooking: 5 min
2 teaspoons of green tea
½ Bouquet of fresh mint
8 to 10 pieces of sugar
1. Wash fresh mint leaves thoroughly. If there are aphids or other small beasts, you can use vinegar water.
2. Pour the tea into the teapot.
3. Boil water for the first time. Pour into the kettle and discard the water (retaining the green tea in the teapot). This will help eliminate the bitterness of green tea (tannins).
4. Add the mint leaves and sugar to the teapot. Boil 100 cl of water and pour it into the teapot.
5. Allow 2 to 3 minutes to brew.
6. Pour the tea into a glass and pour it into the teapot several times to mix the tea well.
7. Serve warmly, making the teapot high enough to froth the tea.
Finally, here are some pictures of Moroccan tea in a traditional family