Mint Tea


Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


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By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Mint tea is more than the national drink of Morocco, it’s the very lifeblood of this North African country, an elixir served to guests and family, in restaurants and private homes, at the beginning of a business negotiation or at the end of a meal. The tea contains only three ingredients, but its preparation has the solemnity of a religious rite. For best results, use a heavy teapot, preferably a metal one.

Traditionally, Moroccan mint tea is served in small, hand-painted glasses wi