- Morocco is famous for its mint tea and instead of spending on a cup here's how to brew yourself one:
- Dried green tea
- Fresh mint leaves
- Each household and tea place in Morocco has slightly different ways of making this tea, but this is the general procedure.
- Water is usually pre-boiled.
- Some boiling water is usually added to to the green tea in the pot for a minute then the water is drained into a jar.
- More boiling water is added to the tea and boils for sometime before it is poured out and the initial drained water returned. Mint and sugar are also added.
- Key tip: The water added the second time should be given enough time to boil, around 20 minutes. That's key for eliminating bitterness in the tea.
- The tea is then poured into cups from a height to make it frothy.
Best time to have tea
- Moroccans usually have their tea just before or after meals.
- Normally, they serve the tea with all dishes, it's not dish selective.
Where to get this tea: Most hotels, as well as market places, sell this tea, however, if you're a tourist you're bound to be extorted and may end up paying almost triple the price for tea you could have easily made at home.