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Atay - Moroccan Mint Tea

posted on: Dec 8, 2014

Atay - Moroccan Mint Tea

Tea was introduced into Morocco by English merchants during the Crimean War, hence the name, atay is the English pronunciation of tea. Serves 10 to 12 in small glasses.

  • 4 teaspoons green tea
  • 8 sprigs fresh mint
  • 8 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Place tea and mint in a teapot, then pour in 1 cup of the boiling water and allow to stand for 10 seconds. Discard water in pot then add sugar and the remaining 7 cups boiling water. Allow to steep to desired strength then serve.

Note: If a further batch of tea is desired, add an extra 1 teaspoon tea, 1 tablespoon sugar and a few new sprigs of mint and 7 cups of water, then allow to steep.