You probably already know it; the traditional Moroccan mint tea is served in a special Moroccan tea set composed of a Moroccan tea pot and Moroccan tea glasses.
Having grown up in Morocco, Moroccan mint tea was part of my everyday life. Now, whenever I feel a little bit homesick, I prepare some Moroccan mint tea and my mood instantly improves, bringing back memories of my family and happy gathering, chatting for hours while drinking this special tea.
If you read my post about how to make traditional Moroccan mint tea, you already know that no Moroccan mint tea can be done with a regular teapot. In fact, you will need a teapot that is heat resistant and that can go on your stove. That’s how a traditional Moroccan mint tea is done.
I bought in the past many glass teapots that were said to be heat resistant. Unfortunately, they all broke because they couldn’t resist direct contact with fire. So, my recommendation is to invest in a traditional Moroccan tea pot, which is designed to resist high heat.
If you travel to Morocco, make sure you buy a traditional Moroccan teapot. You will find gorgeous designs for a very affordable price.
If you are not traveling to Morocco soon, (maybe you will change your mind if you check my post about the experiences you can have in Morocco), I will share with you here some great tips to buy your Moroccan teapot online, as well as some of my favorites links to buy affordable and authentic Moroccan tea pots.
How to choose your Moroccan tea pot?
The first thing to check is the composition of the teapot. Good quality Moroccan tea pots are made of stainless steel. With stainless steel, you will be guaranteed that the teapot won’t transfer bad chemicals to your drink. Which is important for your health. Besides, stainless steel teapots will be more durable and will last for years.
You also need to make sure that the teapot is really heat resistant. Even if it’s made with stainless steel, not all Moroccan kettles will resist hot temperatures. In Morocco, some Moroccan kettles are made for decoration purposes only. Besides, the heat-resistant quality can depend on the type of heat. Some Moroccan kettles can support gas but not induction-based stoves, so make sure the teapot is compatible with your stove.
You must also check the teapot serving size, depending on your needs. If you are looking for a Moroccan teapot to use while receiving family and friends, look for kettles that are more than 33 ounces (around 1 liter). If you want to use it in a small gathering (2 or 3 persons) look for teapots that are around 16 ounces (around 0.5 liters).
And finally, check the manufacturer. Make sure he already has clients; his website is secure and the delivery and return policies are transparent and convenient.