How To Make Moroccan Mint Tea

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chef Amy Riolo demonstrates how to make Moroccan mint tea.

    Amy Riolo: Moroccan mint tea combines green tea, mint, and sugar for a combination that will transport your taste buds to Marrakesh. We're going to start by placing in our empty pot over here, two teaspoons of green Chinese Gunner's Tea or any green tea of your choice. You can add them in the bag if you like. Today, we're adding them lose.

    Usually in Morocco, they do three teaspoons of sugar per serving. You can add as much as you like. I am going to do it the traditional way, and add six teaspoons. And I am going to add a bunch of fresh mint. Here I have two cups of boiling water. I am going to add this right into the tea, sugar, and mint mixture. And then I will cover this and let it steep for ten minutes.

    At home, you could do this using tea pots. We are using regular pots today, that way if people don't have tea pots; they know they can still make it. After three minutes, we will come back and strain our tea.

    So, the three minutes are up and our tea is finished steeping. I am just going to take the lid off. Now, I can give it a stir, make sure that all of our sugar is melted and incorporated. And then we will just strain it right through our tea glasses.

    So, there we have our Moroccan tea with mint. One taste and you will understand why it's more than just a drink. It's a national pastime. Enjoy!