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Step by Step: Moroccan Mint Tea Recipe

How to Make Moroccan Mint Tea

Moroccan Mint Tea recipe with step by step guide and pictures.

Here, we are going to show you how to make Morocco style mint tea in its very original and traditional way.

It goes great in Ramadan as well.

You can serve it for suhoor or iftar as it makes you feel lighter after having a meal.

Let’s try it.

Moroccan Mint Tea

Moroccan mint is one of the most favorite tea recipes in the Middle East and beyond. It is a form of green teas which does not use milk in it. The tea is great for health as well. It helps digestion, improves metabolism, as well as keeps you light and refreshing.

If you are looking for Moroccan drink recipes for Iftar, consider this with confidence.

Let's find out how to make Moroccan mint tea with step by step pictures.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Moroccan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 69 kcal


  • 1 tbsp Chinese Gunpowder Green Tea
  • 3 tbsp Sugar or as per your taste
  • 1/2 liter Water
  • 7 leaves Mint
  • 1 leave Mint for garnishing



  1. Set of all ingredients



  1. First, boil the water, as it is a must for any tea recipe.

    Step 1
  2. We put one tablespoon of gunpowder green tea into the teapot.

    Step 2
  3. Then pour one cup boiled water into the teapot over the green tea.

    Step 3
  4. We wait a little bit, almost 3 minute to allow it to infuse. Then, we pour this liquid into a separate cup, and keep it aside. We are going to use it later. This liquid is considered as the spirit or the heart of the tea. It contains all its benefits and its real flavor.

    Step 4
  5. Now we will repeat the process. Pour the same quantity of one cup boiled water over the green tea into the teapot.

    Again, wait for 2 to 3 minutes, swirl the teapot multiple times in order to rinse the tea leaves. Pour the water out and discard it. Keep the tea leaves inside the pot. This time we discard the water because it is considered to have the negative part of the tea. That’s why, this stage is seen as a cleaning the tea stage.

    Mint Tea of Morocco
  6. After this, we put sugar into the teapot.

    Step 6
  7. Now insert the mint leaves into the pot.

    Step 7
  8. Then, we put that first cup of the tea, the spirit of the tea cup, back into the teapot.

    Step 8
  9. After this all, we pour the remaining boiling water into the teapot. Simmer it on medium flame until it comes to boil. Remember that it is important to boil it slowly, to ensure proper infusion of tea and mint leaves.

  10. Once boiled, stir in with a spoon to make sure that sugar is fully dissolved. Moroccan Mint Green Tea is ready. Pour into serving cups, garnish with mint leaves and serve hot.


Recipe Notes

  • Sugar may be added according to tastes.


Serving delicious Moroccan mint tea is also considered as a sign of hospitality and generosity. When welcoming their guests, people in Morocco for sure serve this traditional Mint Tea.

As we focus on Ramadan recipes for Iftar and Suhoor, we bring drinks, snacks and appetizer recipes from various cuisines.



Today, we came up with step by step guide on How to Make Moroccan Mint Tea. Hope you liked this recipe. We also you would try it for your iftar or suhur menu. Of course there are more iftar recipes from Moroccan cuisine to try. Such as Moroccan vegetable tagine recipe and Moroccan chicken briouat recipe.

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