Try this mint tea recipe for the post-Passover / post-Pesach Moroccan-Jewish festival of Mimouna (also spelled: Mimuna, Mimounah, Mimunah, Maimouna, and Maimounah). Jews in Morocco have many traditional Mimouna recipes, and the following mint tea recipe is not only a traditional drink in Morocco in general, but is also served during the Mimouna festival.
Moroccan mint tea not only is a drink to Moroccans, but serves as a symbol of tradition, hospitality, and friendship. When is Moroccan mint tea served? Because it is very popular, Moroccan mint tea is served every chance during the day: Before and during conversations, and after each meal. I have visited Moroccan families during Mimouna, and I loved the mint tea that was served, even though I wouldn't have dared to measure my glucose level after I drank it, as it is also traditionally very sweet. However, in the following recipe, there is less sugar than normal for Moroccan mint tea. There is also a tradition of serving Moroccan mint tea in elegantly-designed glasses that consist of artistic patterns around the glass, usually in the color of gold.
10 sprigs fresh mint, plus extra for garnish
3 teaspoons green tea
3 tablespoons sugar (or more to taste)
4 cups water
Instructions for the Moroccan Mint Tea recipe:
And finally, enjoy!