Moroccan mint tea is a refreshing green tea drink infused with fresh mint leaves that is served in countries like Morocco, Tunisia, and many Arab states. Moroccan mint tea is typically served with brown sugar lumps or white sugar lumps, but rarely is it had with milk.
For a long time I tried very hard to drink Moroccan mint tea without the sweeteners purely to avoid sugars, but then one day my friend Radhika who grew up in Morocco told me that in Morocco mint tea is served so sweetened that flies would hover around the tea trays! I asked her “You mean it is supposed to have sugar and plenty of it?”😋😋 I was so thrilled to hear this little tid bit! I love anything sweet (sugary anything is my Achilles heel)! Sweetened or unsweetened, Moroccan mint tea is a refreshingly delicious drink any way you have it.
Moroccan Mint Tea
makes 6 cups of tea or 12 small Moroccan glasses
- 6 tsp green tea
- 1/4 cup mint leaves
- 8 cups hot water
- Sugar to your taste. I use 1 tsp sugar per cup for just the right amount of sweetness.
- Pick and wash approximately 20-30 mint leaves, about 1/4 heaping cup.
- Place green tea and mint leaves in a pot or teapot. Pour hot water over the tea and mint leaves. Let the brew steep for 3-5 minutes. If the mint is steeped too long, the mint will turn bitter, so be careful not to steep the tea for longer than 3-5 minutes.
- Traditionally Moroccan mint tea is served with sugar lumps so that the tea drinker can sweeten their tea generously to their liking 😋😊. In this recipe I chose to sweeten the entire tea to a medium level of sweetness. Add sugar and stir into the tea until dissolved.
- Strain the tea and transfer to a teapot.
- Serve hot Moroccan mint tea garnished with a few mint sprigs.
Cook’s Notes: Because this is a generously sweetened drink, a couple of small Moroccan glasses of mint tea goes a long way to satisfy one’s sweet tooth and their tea fix as well. Try Moroccan mint tea on a lazy afternoon for a little pick me-up herbal drink.
Mother’s Day Pick 💝
Any Mom would appreciate a lovely refreshing glass of mint tea on Mother’s Day.