You probably already know it: traditional Moroccan mint tea is served in a special Moroccan tea set composed of a Moroccan
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.
Traditional Moroccan mint tea can’t be prepared in a regular teapot. You will need a teapot that is heat resistant and that can be put on your stove.
Tips on Buying the Best Moroccan Teapot
Whether you are shopping your Moroccan teapot online (Amazon, eBay, etc.) or in Moroccan souks, always start by checking the composition the teapot is made of.
Good quality Moroccan
Of course, stainless steel and especially silver brass teapots can be a little bit more expensive than regular teapots made with materials like aluminum. But nothing’s worth your health, right? Besides, you really can find great deals and get teapots online at the same price as you would get them in Morocco. I will share with you below two of my favorite picks. As they are both imported from Morocco and hand made, they might be out of stock by the time you consult them. If that’s the case, just look for similar ones with the same characteristics and hopefully, you will find a good deal.
You also need to make sure that the teapot is really heat resistant. In fact, not all Moroccan teapots will resist hot temperatures, as some teapots are made for decoration purposes only.
Another thing to check is 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 is to focus on basic silver brass or stainless steel teapots. By basic, I mean that the teapot will not have feet, like in the picture below.
Basic silver brass or stainless steel Moroccan teapots will have higher chances of checking all the requirements above. But you still need to check with the seller. If you are looking for a good Moroccan teapot, this Morocco silver brass teapot meets all the requirements above. It’s basically the teapot Moroccans use on a daily basis, at a very reasonable price.
If you are not in a hurry and can wait a couple of weeks, there is Little Moroccan Things, a platform I am working on that focuses on qualitative and affordable Moroccan handicrafts. There will be a few imported teapots that check all the requirements above, ranging from $40 to $100 so you might want to check that.
Authentic Moroccan tea pots are handmade in the city of Fez, in Morocco. The quality will often be top-notch.
Tip: For anyone visiting Morocco and planning on acquiring beautiful souvenirs and handicrafts, check my Morocco shopping guide about what’s really worth shopping in Morocco, from locals perspective.
Tips on Buying the Best Moroccan Tea Set & Tea Glasses
Once you found a good, durable Moroccan teapot, you are almost done. In fact, finding a great Moroccan tea tray and beautiful Moroccan tea glasses is not very complicated, as it will mostly rely on your taste.
There are two major kinds of Moroccan tea glasses. The white/transparent ones, and the colored ones. Both are used in Morocco, and you can even go crazy and have a tea set composed of tea glasses with different colors and designs. Think of you Moroccan tea set as a piece of decoration, and choose the colors that complement your living room or kitchen decor.
What I like to do is mix my traditional Moroccan teapots with one-color glasses and a modern tray. I have a lot of Moroccan items in my apartment so this helps me balance everything out. But if your deco is more on the neutral side, go ahead and compose your perfectly traditional Moroccan tea set.
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love at first sight!
I so much love the silver teapot you shared! It’s currently out of stock so I will keep my eyes on it. Thank you for the great references and tips!
glad I came here
I was going to buy the wrong teapot. Wrong material, only for decoration … glad I came here!
my teapot arrived! so happy
thank you so much for your recommendation. I ordered the basic teapot and let me tell you, it is perfection. For that price, it was a steal. thank you so much!
My favorite Morocco blog
I lived in Morocco for a year when I was in my twenties and your blog is one of my favorites. Your Moroccan recipes are on point and the recommendations perfect!
good with wine
I had some friends coming for dinner and I wanted to make Mint tea. unfortunately, I couldn’t find fresh mint leaves in my local market (thank you Walmart!) so I used it to pour wine instead, my friends LOVED the idea. so thank you for the inspiration
Response from Moroccan Zest
happy about that, Shayn! that’s what makes teapots great, you can use them for so many things! -xx