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Authentic Moroccan flavour is built-in to every cup of Sultan Tea – as standard. When it comes to tradition, it’s in the veins of our business. But we also love to add a modern twist to what we do to make sure there’s a perfect cup for everyone. And what’s more traditional than Moroccan mint tea?
Also known as Maghrebi mint tea, Moroccan mint tea is made using classic green tea. Although recipes differ from country to country and taste to taste, the traditional blend is green tea leaves, spearmint leaves, sugar and hot water.
When it comes to mint tea, we think traditional usually trumps all. This authentic blend is a part of Moroccan society and when prepared in this traditional way, is enjoyed at every hour of every day.
What you’ll need:
The first thing you need to consider if your green tea. When you’re making mint tea in the traditional way, you want to use classic loose tea leaves. Choose a soft and light green tea flavour with our Ambar tea, a rich and higher intensity flavour with our Jawhar tea or our green Assala tea with maximum punch. This all depends on the strength of flavour you prefer.
Next, boil water. Rinse your teapot with a splash of the boiling water and then add approximately a teacup of boiling water to the pot.
While your water is still boiling, add your green tea leaves. This will also depend on how strong you like the taste of your tea. However, on average, add approximately 2 tablespoons of green tea leaves per 1 litre of tea. Soak for 20-30 seconds.
The first pouring of water is to rinse the tea leaves. So, once they have soaked briefly, strain this water out and save for later, leaving the soaked tea leaves in the teapot.
Add another teacup of water to the pot and this time, swirl the water around, washing the leaves. Strain and completely discard this water when complete.
Now, you’re ready to make tea. Add boiling water back to the pot over your washed tea leaves depending on how much tea you want to make. Now, add your rinsed fresh spearmint to the mixture. Submerge the mint completely under the water level.
If being prepared very traditionally, here you would add the teapot to a stove burner and wait until the water comes to a boil again.
Add back into the pot the original tea leave rinse water you made originally. Plus, here, you can add your sugar as per your taste.
Now, allow the tea to steep for 4-5 minutes to infuse the water in full with the taste of authentic Morocco.
Avoided stirring or swilling the tea. Traditionally, mixing is done by pouring into the teacups and adding back to the pot multiple times until satisfied. If your teapot does not have a built-in strainer, remember to use one when pouring.
Finally, you’re ready to serve your Moroccan mint tea. Serve in traditional glass teacups and pour from a height for an authentic Moroccan experience. Add a sprig of fresh mint to each cup.
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