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On Easy Moroccan Mint Tea (Recipe)

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There are few spices and flavors that characterizes different cuisines. Moroccan cooking has layers of spices so it’s hard to pick just one, but every Moroccan meal I’ve had ended with their sweet minty tea with orange fragrance. The combination of the mellow taste and the flowery scent transports me to a country I have not yet visited.

It turns out finding orange blossom water is not hard, if you have a middle eastern or other ethnic grocery stores near by. I make this tea when I have a coffee drinker visiting but I have no coffee for them, because it doesn’t taste like other teas they might have had. If they still don’t care for it, at least they can enjoy the fragrance and the experience of trying it once.

Easy Moroccan Mint Tea (enough for two)

  1. Heat a tea pot by pouring some hot water. Let it heat up the pot, then pour out the water.
  2. Boil 1 quart or 1 liter of water, and pour into the tea pot.
  3. Dissolve 2 Tbsp of sugar in the water.
  4. Place a bag of green tea, and a bag of mint tea into the pot.
  5. Add 1/4 tsp of orange blossom water into the pot.

Because the tea is sweetened, you can just serve a small dessert like small butter cookies: no trip to the local bakery for a huge wienerbrød is necessary (see photo). Of course, if you have fresh mint available, you can either substitute the mint tea bag for fresh mint or just add a few sprigs into the pot for decoration.

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This entry was posted on April 2, 2015 by in Recipes and tagged .
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