Mint tea is a sign of hospitality, friendship and tradition. Served all day long and if you make your way in to the souk/medina for some shopping you may very well be treated to some mint tea during the bargaining. The tea is made the old fashion way with gunpowder green tea and is served very sweet often garnished with some mint leaves.
Here as shown in above picture you have the gunpowder green tea in a traditional moroccan teapot. Fill up one a small cup of boiled water and let sit for a little while. After about 1-2 minutes swirl the pot and pour one cup, discard this as this is dirty tea.
You can clearly see the difference between the dirty and clean tea – dark being the dirty. Then you add the fresh mint leaves and a ton of sugar.
To bad I did not get a picture of the massive sugar cubes he used, one stick probably equals 10-15 normal sugar cubes.
Add more water and put to a boiler. When the water has boiled you may start the pouring. And If you have ever got served moroccan mint tea you know they pour one cup and put it back in the teapot, this they to 2-3 times and the only reason is to dissolve the sugar.
Ready, set and pour: