Rich in Ceremony
Although most tea preparation today takes place in the kitchen, make no mistake, the tea ceremony in Morocco and throughout the Middle East used to be almost as elaborate as a traditional one might find at a Japanese teahouse.
They still practice this sort of ceremony today for very special occasions. Traditionally, mint tea is brewed by men or by the person who is the head of the household.
In front of guests, the host or hostess prepares the tea using two or even three teapots along with dried mint leaves, herbs, and sugar. They make traditional mint tea with green tea (Camelia sinensis) and Spearmint (Mentha spicata) or other species of domestic or wild mint leaves.
The tea is boiled or infused in hot water and then sweetened with sugar or honey. In Morocco and other parts of North Africa, they serve mint tea very sweet.
How Tea Is Traditionally
Made in Morocco
First, water is boiled, and they rinse the teapots with it to warm the pot. They then rinse the dried tea leaves with the water to rehydrate them. The water from the rinsing process is discarded while carefully ensuring that the tea leaves are not lost.
Once this is done, they add more water to boil. They boil the tea over a small flame and let it steep for several minutes, then stirred before serving.
In Morocco, tea is served in silver pots and on silver trays. You can expect to be served mint tea in glasses rather than in a teacup. The tea is poured into a strainer from a height of 12 inches or even more to filter out any stray tea leaves.
It is said that when mint tea is poured, the higher the teapot is from the glass when poured, the more welcome the guest is. When invited to tea in the Middle East, it’s important to remember that refusing to drink it with your hosts can insult their hospitality.
A third pot of tea, if your hosts prepare one, likely reflects their desire for a lengthy visit and delightful conversation with guests.
The Potential Benefits of
Green Tea and Mint
In this blog, we have often discussed the healthy benefits of green or black tea. Taking time out for tea…
- May relax you with its almost meditative qualities.
- May Aid in digestion and overall gut health.
- May Reduces inflammation.
- Might stave off some forms of cancer.
- May aid in boosting the immune system.
- Might slow cognitive decline as we age.
Spearmint (Mentha spicata) and peppermint (Mentha piperita) both of which are grown throughout the world and have their own set of potential health benefits. Some of these benefits may include:
- It may act as an immune booster.
- Mint contains antiviral and antibacterial properties.
- Mint teas may aid in digestion and settle an upset stomach.
- Mint may ease a sore throat or respiratory or sinus discomfort.
- Like green tea, mint may help you feel less hungry and promote weight loss.
- Mint tea may help in reducing a fever.
- Mint may help ease tension headaches.
One of the chief benefits of mint tea is that it is refreshing, can help you feel cooler when the weather is hot, and can still deliver a sensation of warmth and comfort from the inside during the colder months.
Introducing Sir Jason Winters
Royal Crest Moroccan
You can now enjoy the delicious taste of traditional Moroccan mint tea in the comfort of your own home without needing a passport.
Sir Jason Winters International proudly presents our Royal Crest Moroccan Mint Green Tea. You get all of the healthy and refreshing taste of mint in a certified organic, gluten-free, kosher-certified, and is blended, and packed in the USA.
Each pyramid sachet of our tea is made of fully biodegradable starch material that is fused ultrasonically rather than glued. Even the string and tag will break down in your compost!
Each sachet of our Moroccan Mint Green Tea contains Green Tea, Peppermint Leaves, and Natural Peppermint Flavor. This tea has a slight amount of caffeine.
The Easy Way to
Brew The Tea
It doesn’t take a lot of effort to brew yourself a cup of our Moroccan Mint Green Tea without the ceremony. You can sit down and enjoy this refreshing blend in just a few minutes.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil.
- Pour over the tea bag and let steep for 1 -3 minutes.
- Sweeten to Taste.
- This tea may be served hot or cold.
Try Our Royal Crest Moroccan
Mint Green Tea for Yourself
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Please note that all information provided on this website is not intended to recommend, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical condition or to replace the advice of a doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.
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