Moroccan mint tea

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.


  • 2g green tea
  • 5g fresh mint (Moroccan or spearmint)
  • 1L water
  • 10g sugar


    1. Put the green tea into hot (not boiling) water for 3 minutes to take bitterness out of the leaves.
    2. Strain and then put the wet green tea leaves into a saucepan with the fresh mint
    3. Add 1 litre of water and bring the pan up to a gentle simmer (avoid boiling the water as it will kill the flavour)
    4. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring regularly.
    5. 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.
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