How to make real Moroccan tea: a bartender chef’s recipe
The chef at Royal Mansour shared a recipe for the traditional mint tea served at the hotel.
Ingredients: green tea (1 teaspoon), mint (1 bunch), sugar (2 large cubes).
1. Gently pour a tablespoon of green tea into the teapot. Pour boiling water over and then pour the resulting tea into a glass. This glass with the first portion of the “wash” is not discarded. It is needed and will be needed later, because this is where the aroma of the tea is preserved.
2. Repeat this procedure a second time to “clear” the brew. Pour the second serving of tea into another glass. Note that the water in the second glass is slightly darker due to the tea pollen. Due to the opening of the tea leaf, residual dust particles were released into the water. Pour the second serving of tea.
3. After this cleaning procedure, pour the first glass of tea back into the kettle. Add a bunch of fresh, clean mint to it. You can also add sugar if desired.
4. Boil the tea twice before serving.
Moroccan tea can be drunk at any time of the day, and it tastes well with most traditional Moroccan dishes and sweet pastries.
Author: Zhanna Spiridonova.
Photo: press materials.