Moroccan Mint Tea
It wouldn’t be a true Moroccan experience if we didn’t try the country’s traditional mint tea. To the beautiful people of Morocco the tea goes beyond a delicious beverage- in fact serving the tea is actually a gesture of friendship. This is why you will find the tea being served 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Mint tea is by far one of the most popular and accessible teas worldwide. It’s also one of the most liked teas among households. The tea can be enjoyed cold on summer’s days or warm on a cold winters night. It’s not only an enjoyable drink; it also comes with benefits. The mint herb has been around for hundreds of years and boasts some impressive medicinal properties which include the below:
Weight loss: Mint can be an effective and healthy way to assist you with weight loss. Since mint stimulates the digestive enzymes, it enables the body to absorb nutrients from food/fat and convert it into usable energy. Thus when you consume mint, it will trigger your body to utilise your fat instead of storing it.
Acne/Skincare: Mint can work as an effective skin cleaner, as it offers a combination of both antiseptic and anti-pruritic properties, which both soothes the skin and aids in curing infections and itchiness. As well as being an effective way to reduce pimples it has also been found a way to treat acne.
Depression & Fatigue: As mentioned mint is a natural stimulant and can be an excellent way to refuel your body/brain and increase your cognitive ability. If you ever have a feeling of anxiousness, exhaustion or simply feel unenergized- mint could be your saviour! You can either consume the mint tea or apply it topically and watch it organically lift your emotional state.
Allergies & Hay Fever: Whether it’s triggered from a seasonal change, flowers or dust, allergies and hay fever is something that affects many people all year round. Fortunately, mint tealeaves have been found an effective way to treat allergy symptom. The extract of mint inhibits the release of histamines, which in some cases triggers nasal signs, which are associated with allergies and hay fever.
Cures Nausea: It’s believed by consuming a sufficient amount of mint tea it will gradually relief nausea symptoms.
MOROCCAN MINT TEA RECIPE
- 8-10 sprigs of fresh mint + 3 for garnish
- 3 teaspoons of Moroccan mint tealeaves
- For sweetness you can add 1/8 cup of agave nectar or 1/8 teaspoon of stevia
- 4 cups water
- Combine the mint leaves and 3 tablespoons of Moroccan mint tea into a teapot.
- Add 4 cups of hot water and let the tea brew for 5 minutes.
- Arrange the tea glasses (shot glasses) and pour the tea.
- In order to get a nice foamy tea, you need to pour the tea into the shot glasses from a high distance (as seen below).
- To finish garnish the remaining sprigs of mint.