This recipe was kindly given to us by Antoine - our French intern student this year. His girlfriend Souzannah is half Moroccan and this is her family recipe.
- Put the green tea into hot (not boiling) water for 3 minutes to take bitterness out of the leaves.
- Strain and then put the wet green tea leaves into a saucepan with the fresh mint
- Add 1 litre of water and bring the pan up to a gentle simmer (avoid boiling the water as it will kill the flavour)
- Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring regularly.
- Add the sugar to another saucepan and then strain the tea onto the sugar. Throw the leaves away and then tip the tea backwards and forwards between the two saucepans a couple of times – this is to infuse oxygen into the tea and will make it go a bit bubbly. Serve hot.