Moroccan Mint Tea

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January 24, 2012 by bethanjthomas

I spent the weekend in Morocco last week.  In anticipation I didn’t drink any peppermint tea for 3 weeks before leaving.

I couldn’t wait to gorge myself on the syrupy sweet mint infusions that I knew awaited.  When I make Moroccan Mint at home, I never add sugar.  I just can’t bring myself to do it, but when on holiday…why not…

Moroccan Mint Tea in a Berber House

Moroccan Mint Tea in a Berber House

The secret to seriously ‘Moroccan’ Moroccan Mint, is sucrose.  Firstly, gunpowder green tea from China is blended with dried peppermint leaf.  Proportions tend to be 60% tea, 40% mint.  Then add an equal amount of sugar cubes.  Just throw them in there.  An interesting fact for you is that Morocco is the biggest importer of Chinese tea in the world.  Simply due to the huge volumes of gunpowder tea that they bring in to blend with mint.

Beautiful Moroccan Tea Pots

Beautiful Moroccan Tea Pots

The result is a syrup like drink that can get you through a climb in the Atlas mountains, the hassle of the souks in Marrakech, or even just a swim round the pool.

Absolutely delicious…

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