You probably already know it: the traditional Moroccan mint tea is served in a special Moroccan tea set composed of a Moroccan tea pot (also called a Moroccan kettle) and beautifully decorated 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 gatherings, 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 Moroccan mint tea canno’t be done with a regular teapot. In fact, you will need a teapot that is heat resistant and that can be put on your stove.
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 heat. So, my recommendation is to invest in a traditional Moroccan tea pot that is designed to resist high heat.
If you travel to Morocco, make sure you buy a traditional Moroccan teapot as you will find gorgeous designs for a very affordable price.
If you are not traveling to Morocco soon, (hum, maybe you will change your mind if you check the experiences you can have in Morocco), below some great tips you can use to buy your Moroccan teapot online, as well as some of my favorites links to buy affordable and durable Moroccan tea pots.
How to choose your Moroccan tea pot?
Before buying your Moroccan teapot, start by checking the composition it is made of. Good quality Moroccan tea pots are made of stainless steel. With this material, you will be guaranteed that the teapot won’t transfer bad chemicals to your drink. Besides, stainless steel teapots will be more durable and will last for years. We have in my family some traditional Moroccan teapots that are over 50 years old, and which still look amazing!
You also need to make sure that the teapot is really heat resistant. Even if it’s made with stainless steel, not all Moroccan teapots will resist hot temperatures. In Morocco, some Moroccan teapots are made for decoration purposes only. Furthermore, the heat-resistant quality depends on the type of heat that will be in contact with your kettle. For example, some Moroccan tea pots 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 teapots 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).
Yes, it can get tricky sometimes, and the best way to be sure is the check the points above directly with the sellers. Another tip I can give you to find a teapot that won’t burn or oxidize is to focus on basic stainless steel teapots. By basic I mean that the teapot will not have feet (see picture below) and decorations.
Basic stainless steel Moroccan teapots will have higher chances of checking all the requirements above for a durable teapot. They have a simple design, are perfect for everyday use, and are so much cheaper. If you are looking for a great one, this basic Moroccan teapot meets all the requirements above.
If you want to get fancy and welcome your guests with a Moroccan mint tea served in a beautifully decorated Moroccan teapot (believe me, this alone will set the ambiance), you can do like me: 1- Prepare the Moroccan mint tea in a basic Moroccan teapot like the one above, 2- once the tea is ready, pour it in the decorated Moroccan teapot and serve it to your guests. For beautifully made Moroccan teapots, look for the ones that are handmade in the city of Fez, in Morocco, like this one. The quality will often be top-notch.