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Seasonal food blog of Chef Deborah at Cuvée at The Greenporter Hotel

Moroccan-inspired Mint Tea with Honey

November 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks & Cocktails, Vegetarian

Tea and honey is the perfect union. Hot tea on a chilly day reminds me of the “Hammans” or “bath houses” in Morroco where you get this tea in the cafe as part of your day of relaxation. You also find these bath houses and cafes in Paris where you have many Parisians of Morrocan origin whose families relocated after independence from France in 1956. Mint tea is served all day and is the drink of “welcome” in the Kingdom of Morocco. It can be served after any meal or during a break or business meeting and in Morrocco, it’s impolite to ever refuse it. I grow Peppermint and Spearmint in the garden at The Greenporter and mourn the loss of these precious leaves come winter. A guest asked for some springs to take home and dry and I thought that I should use them myself. So boil some water, pick the last of your mint leaves from your garden and steal away some time for yourself. Moroccan Mint Tea Moroccan Proverb: A wise woman has much to say and yet remains silent. Moroccan Mint Tea Ingredients 10 fresh Spearmint sprigs, plus 4 for garnish 2 bags of green tea 3 tablespoons of Andrew’s Local Honey 4 cups water Directions Boil water. Pour a small amount in teapot and swish around to warm the pot. Combine the mint, the tea and honey in the teapot, then fill it with the rest of the hot water. Let tea steep, stirring the leaves once or twice, for 3 minutes. Pour tea through a tea strainer into glass teacups to serve. Garnish with remaining 4 sprigs of mint. moroccan_mint_tea

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