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How to Make Moroccan Mint Tea

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Moroccan mint tea is traditional to the Greater Maghreb region. It is served to guests to show them respect and hospitality. It’s also used as an everyday drink to sip on after meals or during breaks at work.

5-Minute Crafts would like to tell you how to make Moroccan mint tea. The basic recipe consists of green tea, mint, and sugar. However, you can experiment by adding different spices to the drink, like cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, peel of citrus, or magnolia vines.

Ingredients and gear

To make tea for 2 people, you’ll need:

  • 17 ounces of hot water

  • 1 ounce of peppermint

  • 3 cinnamon sticks

  • 10 to 15 cardamom seeds

  • 2 teaspoons of green tea (preferably gunpowder tea)

  • Vanilla sugar to taste

You’ll need the following gear:

  • A teapot

  • 2 cups

  • A teaspoon

The process

1. Rinse the mint leaves under running water, dry them thoroughly, separate them from the stems, and add them to the bottom of the teapot.

2. Put cinnamon sticks into the teapot.

3. Place a strainer inside the teapot and pour green tea into it.

4. Add the cardamom seeds. To make the taste of the tea more intense, open the seeds and pour their contents into the strainer.

5. Pour hot water over the ingredients and let the tea brew for 10 to 15 minutes.

6. Pour the tea into cups, add vanilla sugar to your taste, stir it, and serve. You don’t have to throw out the ingredients after your first tea. You can pour boiling water over them and brew the tea 1 to 2 times more.

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