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Mint Tea: That FirstPour

Anyone that has experienced a Moroccan tea time knows how special it is. There’s a method to make the perfect pot of hot tea and that first cup is really something special. You’d think it would be too hot to drink hot tea in desert like conditions, but all year round this is the ultimate form of hospitality. You need to make the Moroccan mint tea in an engraved Moroccan teapot (berrad), using very hot water, Chinese gunpowder green tea, fresh spearmint and sugar. Then it’s all about the pour, pouring from high up to ensure you create those bubbles! The bubbles really are what differentiate an amateur from an expert. Every family has their own Moroccan tea recipe, from how much sugar to put to tea to mint ratio. Here is one that is quite authentic:

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