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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March 15, 2017 by Ally Labriola