Moroccan mint tea
Mint tea is the most popular beverage in Morocco. It's usually made by pouring green "gunpowder" tea into a glass filled with fresh mint leaves. The tea is sometimes poured from a height, creating a layer of bubbly foam or froth on the top of the drink. During winter in the Atlas Mountains, when mint is not available, other spices, such as wormwood, are added, though the nomadic Tuareg people often use a mixture with dried mint leaves.
Moroccan mint tea is certainly a warming drink to fend off the cold breezes of a desert winter and the ever-present chill in the Atlas Mountains. However, the tea is also an important part of Moroccan social life. It's served to visitors on every occasion, and they are expected to partake. To not do so would be considered quite rude.
Here's a Moroccan mint tea recipe you can make for guests this winter.