Moroccan Mint Tea
Moroccan Mint Tea
5 from 1 vote
Transport yourself to the vibrant streets of Morocco with this refreshing tea recipe. Infused with bold and invigorating flavors, this drink combines the earthy notes of mint with a hint of sweetness, creating a perfect balance of taste and aroma.
Moroccan Mint Tea

Moroccan Mint Tea is a refreshing concoction that has been enjoyed for centuries in the vibrant markets and bustling streets of Morocco. Its roots can be traced back to the Berber tribes of North Africa, who first discovered the invigorating combination of fresh mint leaves and gunpowder green tea.

This traditional tea holds a special place in Moroccan culture, where it is not just a beverage, but a symbol of hospitality and friendship.

The recipe itself is simple yet nuanced, requiring a delicate balance of ingredients and a gentle touch to achieve the perfect blend of flavors. The key to its distinct taste lies in the quality of the mint leaves and the precise brewing process, which involves steeping the tea multiple times to extract its full essence.

While the recipe may seem straightforward, mastering the art of Moroccan Mint Tea requires patience, practice, and a keen eye for detail.

Whether sipping it on a bustling street corner in Marrakesh or enjoying it in the comfort of your own home, Moroccan Mint Tea offers a moment of tranquility in a fast-paced world. Its bright, refreshing flavor and soothing aroma make it a beloved beverage for tea enthusiasts around the globe.

So why not treat yourself to a cup of this timeless drink and experience a taste of Morocco’s rich cultural heritage?


Green Tea Leaves: Green tea leaves are the base of Moroccan Mint Tea. They are rich in antioxidants and provide a subtle grassy flavor to the tea. The green tea leaves used in this recipe are typically a high-quality loose leaf variety, which ensures a fresh and aromatic brew.

Fresh Mint Leaves: Fresh mint leaves are a key component of Moroccan Mint Tea, giving the tea its refreshing and cooling flavor. The mint leaves are typically torn or crushed before being added to the tea, which releases their essential oils and enhances the overall flavor.

Sugar: Sugar is used to sweeten Moroccan Mint Tea and balance out the bitterness of the green tea and the freshness of the mint leaves. The amount of sugar used can vary depending on personal preference, with some people preferring a sweeter tea while others opt for a more subtle sweetness.

Serving Suggestions and Variations

When serving Moroccan Mint Tea, it is traditional to use small glasses with no handles for an authentic experience. Here are some serving suggestions and variations:

  • For a classic Moroccan Mint Tea, add sugar to taste while the tea is still hot. The amount of sugar used can vary depending on personal preference.
  • For a refreshing twist, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to the tea before serving. This adds a citrusy flavor that complements the mint well.
  • For a sweeter version of Moroccan Mint Tea, try using honey instead of sugar. This will add a different depth of flavor to the tea.
  • For a cooler option, brew the tea as usual and then chill it in the refrigerator before serving over ice. This is perfect for hot summer days.
  • For a fancier presentation, garnish the tea with a sprig of fresh mint before serving. This adds a pop of color and freshness to the drink.
  • For a caffeine-free alternative, use herbal tea bags instead of green tea leaves. This will still provide a similar flavor profile without the caffeine.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Moroccan Mint Tea the same as regular mint tea?

Moroccan Mint Tea is a specific blend of green tea and fresh mint leaves, traditionally sweetened with sugar.

How is Moroccan Mint Tea traditionally served?

Moroccan Mint Tea is typically served in decorative tea glasses with a matching teapot. It is poured from a height to create a frothy layer on top.

Can Moroccan Mint Tea be enjoyed hot or cold?

Yes, Moroccan Mint Tea can be enjoyed hot or cold. It is often served hot in the winter and cold in the summer as a refreshing beverage.

What are the health benefits of Moroccan Mint Tea?

Moroccan Mint Tea is rich in antioxidants and can aid in digestion. The mint leaves also provide a cooling effect, making it a popular choice in hot climates.

How do you make Moroccan Mint Tea at home?

To make Moroccan Mint Tea at home, steep green tea leaves with fresh mint leaves in hot water. Add sugar to taste and pour from a height to create a frothy layer.

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Moroccan Mint Tea

Moroccan Mint Tea

by Nabeela Kauser
Transport yourself to the vibrant streets of Morocco with this refreshing tea recipe. Infused with bold and invigorating flavors, this drink combines the earthy notes of mint with a hint of sweetness, creating a perfect balance of taste and aroma.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Beverage
Cuisine Moroccan
Servings 4
Calories 50 kcal


  • 1 L Water
  • 4 tbsp Green Tea leaves
  • 4 tbsp Mint leaves
  • 4 tbsp Sugar adjust to taste


  • In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat and add the loose green tea leaves.
  • Steep the tea for 3-5 minutes, depending on desired strength.
  • Strain the tea into a teapot, discarding the tea leaves.
  • Stir in the fresh mint leaves and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Allow the tea to steep with the mint leaves for another 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour the Moroccan Mint Tea into cups and serve hot.


For a stronger mint flavor, bruise the mint leaves slightly before adding them to the tea.
Adjust the amount of sugar according to your preference, or substitute with honey for a natural sweetener.
Traditionally, Moroccan Mint Tea is served in small glasses, often accompanied by sweet pastries or snacks.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 50kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 14mgPotassium: 29mgFibre: 0.4gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 212IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword Beverages, Cooking, Drinks, Food, Herbal Tea, Hot Drinks, Mint, Mint Tea, Recipe, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian
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