How to make Moroccan tea?
Morocco is one of the countries where tea consumption is among the highest in the world, but it is in the north of the country that the aroma of mint is felt, the main ingredient for one of the most consumed drinks. Can we invite you to know the recipe? Refusing is practically an offense!
Tea is a true classic in the Arab countries, it is part of the culture and daily life of these people. Part of this habit is related to the Islam religion which prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages. This drink is therefore called “Moroccan whiskey”
However, it is believed that it was in the 18th century that this tea culture became a habit. It was at this time that the English left tea from Asia in Moroccan ports. Since then, tea consumption has become commonplace, becoming an excellent way to receive guests. Offering tea in Morocco is a form of hospitality that is seen both at home and in spaces open to the public.
As a general rule, tea is served with generous amounts of sugar, but you can always opt for a less sweet version. Do not refuse is the offer of a Moroccan tea, it is practically an offense for the hosts!
Learn how to make Moroccan tea
- First you have to put water on the fire.
- When the water is boiling, add green tea – and mint if you like; break the leaves to make the flavor more intense – and let it sit for a few minutes.
- Then add sugar or not, and you can also add mint.
- Sometimes, it also adds other herbs like save, thyme and rosemary.
- The infusion time is about 3 minutes.
- In Morocco, tea is served in the Berber teapot, with Moorish designs and made in brass or in a silver bath. Serving is also very private.
- It has a tradition of pulling the teapot high and hitting tea in small glass cups – some with colored streaks.
- It is the set of teapot, glasses and a tray, also in brass, that are often bought by tourists to later serve the real Moroccan tea at home.