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Moroccan Mint Tea

Mint for Moroccan Mint Tea

Mint tea is the national drink of Morocco, although tea introduced there as recently as the 1850s, brought from the Far East by British merchants. Added to the mixture is fresh mint and sugar. When serving Moroccan Mint Tea, small glasses are used. You can purchase Morocan mint tea from many tea shops, too.

Ingredients

2 cups loosely packed fresh mint leaves* plus mint sprigs for garnish
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons Gunpowder Green Tea
6 cups boiling water

Directions

In a teapot combine mint leaves, sugar, and tea and add boiling water.

Let tea steep 5 to 10 minutes.

Strain tea trough a fine sieve into teacups and garnish with mint sprigs.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 6 cups.

Noteable Notes

* You can use crushed mint leaves in place of fresh mint leaves if desired. Use 1 teaspoon per every 12 leaves. For example: Mint tea can be made using about a dozen fresh mint leaves or 1 tsp. dried, crushed mint leaves. Steep for five minutes in 8 ounces water. Drink while hot or pour over ice for a refreshing summer drink.

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