How To Make Moroccan Mint Tea

 

Founder Katia here today to teach you how to make authentic Moroccan Mint Tea & Orange Blossom.

Ingredients:

Yield: 4 servings

3 earl gray tea bags or 3 tsp. loose-leaf gunpowder green tea

2 Tbsp. of organic sugar plus more if needed.

1 cup of firmly packed fresh mint sprigs

4 cups boiling water

3 Tbsp. Orange blossom water

Yield: 4 servings

 

Method

  1. In a tea pot place tea bags or your loose-leaf gunpowder green tea
  2. Pour ½ cup of the boiling water over the tea and let the teapot sit undisturbed for 15 seconds.  
  3. After 15 seconds, swirl it for 5 seconds.
  4. Pour out all the water, using strainer if needed to insure that none of the tea leaves escapes.  
  5. Pour another ½ cup of the boiling water and repeat step 2-4 (no need to do this if you are using tea bags) 
  6. Gently crush the fresh mint sprigs and place in teapot
  7. Add sugar, 3 cups of boiling water, stir, and cover and let it steep for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add 3Tbsp. of orange blossom water.
  9. Pour a glass of tea and return it to the teapot to dissolve the sugar and blend the flavors.
  10. Stir slightly and adjust for sweetness.
  11. Pour into Moroccan tea glasses, garnish with mint sprigs and serve.
  12. Stir slightly and adjust for sweetness

 

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April 22, 2017 by Ally Labriola
Peppers

How To Roast The Perfect Pepper

Greetings from Founder Katia-- Today I'm here to share with you the secret to roasting the perfect pepper! Tis the season for warm salads, and adding roasted peppers is the ideal way to warm up your home for the holidays.

Tip #1 Remember, just because it’s easier to run your peppers under cold water after you roast them, please do not :) Take your time and enjoy your cooking and please always Buy Local. Buy Organic.

Step 1 Wash your peppers first, let them rest on your counter. Then, bring them to the oven and bake at a temperature of  375-400 degrees for 45-minutes, flipping sides every 20 minutes.

Step 2 After your peppers are thoroughly charred, remove them from the oven and let your beauties cool. How long will they take to cool? It might take a half an hour, maybe more, but it’s worth it. Do not be tempted to run your peppers under cold water to cool them. You will wash away the delicious flavors!

Step 3 Once cooled, remove the head, the seeds and the skin. Add olive oil, paprika, cumin, salt to taste, a hint of white vinegar, parsley, & you’re done.

Tips & Tricks: For anther recipe you can add only these three ingredients: argan oil, cumin and salt to taste. Also, this goes great with french bread! Warm it up in the oven and serve (for crunchy deliciousness, wet your hands, pat the french bread & place in the oven). Once cooked and seasoned, the peppers can last up to a week in a fridge.

Ready to get cooking? Browse out our Moroccan Foods page for more!

All The Love,

Katia

 

 

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This recipe is just a foundation. Please put yourself into the recipe wherever you sit fit. For example, our founder Katia loves butter and sugar...so she’s known for adding a bit more in than the recipe calls for :) Double the raisins! Cut the butter! This is your recipe, we're just here to get you started. 

 

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January 04, 2017 by Ally Labriola