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By: Enrique Gili on June 20, 2012, 3:07 p.m.
Moroccan Mint Tea

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Moroccan Mint Tea

A deceptively simple light tea that will have your taste buds humming.

Moroccan Mint Tea


  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 1 bundle fresh mint springs, stemmed and torn
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 bags green tea
  • Handful ice
  • Pinch fresh mint leaves, garnish
Time estimates

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes to allow cooling

Cooking directions

  1. Bring water to a boil in saucepan, about five minutes.
  2. While water heats, rinse sprigs under cold water and trim ends. Remove 15 to 20 leaves from sprigs and tear into small pieces.
  3. Place torn leaves, sugar and green tea in a French press coffee maker.
  4. Add hot water. Steep contents for several minutes until contents turn light shade of green. Compress plunger to filter ingredients. Allow to cool, about 30 minutes.
  5. Pour tea into glasses over ice. Add mint.

Yield: Makes 4-6 cups