Mint Tea

Mint tea is a staple of Moroccan life. Yes of life, not only consumed as part of a meal, but any time of day, for every occasion-on Eid, to toast one’s lover, at the closing of deals, and even at birth ceremonies and funerals.

My father had mint tea all day long, one glass after another, a little bit as a water substitute. I didn’t quite inherit his addiction, but I love a good glass of hot and syrupy mint tea a few times a week while relaxing or reading a book.

This recipe is for an individual serving so you can also combine the ingredients using any of my top-recommended tea infusers to extract maximum flavor.

But in Morocco, hardly anything is individual. Meals, as well as tea, are prepared for common sharing, so tea is prepared in a large quantity, in a teapot using gunpowder tea, large sugar cubes or a generous piece of a colonial sugar cone, which is believed to taste better than granulated sugar.

This is a picture of how tea is served in Morocco. It is prepared in a teapot and presented in an engraved metal tray with small white or colorful glasses with intricate metallic designs.

Moroccan Mint Tea Recipe


  • 1 serving
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint
  • 1 cup boiling water


Step 1: Place the sugar, green tea bag, and mint sprigs in a serving cup.

Step 2: Add the boiling water and let infuse, 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 3: Stir to distribute the sugar, discard the tea bag, and enjoy it.

Jennifer Dumas

My name is Jennifer! Welcome to Dinners and Dreams. My goal here is to encourage you to try out recipes you never thought you could make at home. Furthermore, I also review products that I have used in the past or currently using to make every day buying decisions easier and to ensure you get the best value for your money.

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