The Moroccan Tea is one of the symbols that identifies the Moroccan culture, and it also represents the hospitality of the Moroccan people and the honor of hosting guests as an important religious value. It is usually served with festive cakes such as “Gheriba” or “Faqqas” and many other types of cakes and cookies so as to make the guests feel home. It is used in daily life 2-3 times for a day in each Moroccan house. it’s also the drink number one served in every kind of ceremonies and feasts and also funerals.
The Moroccan tea requires
- 3 teaspoons of Green Gunpowder tea
- A small bunch of mint
- Some pieces or 3 spoons of sugar ( The Moroccan tea is usually so sweet , but you can make it less sweet due to personal taste or health stats )
How to prepare it:
- Boil water
- Add gunpowder green tea to the teapot
- Add one cup of boiling water to the teapot and wait for a minute
- Pour a little bit of the boling water “a full glass or a cup”
Note : (If you don’t have a Moroccan teapot , you can use a small tea sifter, it will not let the leaves of water fall down while pouring)
- Set it aside
- Add another cup of boiling water and wash around then pour the water into a another glass or a cup this progression is to clean the tea and you will see that the water is darker the second time and discard it
- Take the full filled glass or cup which was aside back in the teapot
- Add 3 to 4 cups of boiling water
- Put the teapot on stove on a medium heat , heat the tea to the point of boiling
- Remove the teapot from the heat and quickly add the mint leaves and sugar to the teapot
- Mix all elements in the teapot by emptying tea into a glass and afterwards emptying it back into the teapot , Keep doing it 3-2 times
- Serve right away. While pouring, hold the teapot high over the glass, to get the foamy head of the unique Moroccan mint tea .
- Enjoy it!