Authentic Moroccan Mint Tea Recipe
The real, authentic Moroccan mint tea recipe
Put the green tea leaves in your teapot.
Boil water in a separate kettle.
Once water is boiling, pour 1 cup of water in your teapot and swish it around a few times to clean the tea leaves. This helps get rid of tea's strong and sour flavors.
Pour that water in the sink through the teapot spout.
Now that your tea leaves are clean and the flavors milder, pour the remaining boiling water in the teapot. Don't fill the teapot to the brim keeping one inch space. Add the sugar.
Place the heat diffuser on the stove and position the teapot on top of it. Turn the heat to medium and let boil for 1 to 3 minutes depending on how strong you like your tea. Also, the more you boil your tea the more caffeine content you will get.
Add mint (fresh or dried) and make sure it is all covered with water, otherwise, it may leave your tea with a bitter taste. If you are using fresh mint branches and they don't fit in the teapot, you can bend them.
Let everything boil for another 1 to 2 minutes, until liquid starts foaming slightly.
Turn the heat off. Be careful as your teapot can get extremely hot, so make sure you wrap the handle with a cotton cloth.
Add the orange blossom water or other aromatics.
Serve hot with some cookies, pastries or biscuits.