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Moroccan ingredients on a tray

Authentic Moroccan Recipes: Mint Tea

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  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups of tea 1x
  • Category: Beverages, Drinks
  • Method: Boiled
  • Cuisine: Moroccan
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Learn how to make Moroccan mint tea, one of the nations most popular beverages made with fresh mint, gunpowder tea and sugar. 


  • 1 tbsp gunpowder tea
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups water


  1. In a teapot add the gunpowder tea pellets. Heat your water in a tea kettle until hot and boiling.
  2. Pour about a half a cup of this hot water over the gunpowder tea, cover and let sit for a few minutes. Pour the water out of the teapot, through a strainer (if your teapot doesn’t have one) and into a small glass, set aside (this is our spirit – it has all the flavor!)
  3. Pour an additional cup of the hot water over the gunpowder tea, covering and letting it steep for another 2-3 minutes. Pour this water into another cup through a strainer and discard.
  4. Finally, add the sugar, mint leaves, and first glass to the bottom of the teapot over the gunpowder leaves. Fill the teapot to the top with hot water, cover and steep for a 5-10 minutes.
  5. If your teapot doesn’t have a built in strainer for the gunpowder tea, strain it before pouring into a glass. Then, pour this glass back into the teapot. Repeat this process a few times to mix the tea with the caramelized sugar. Strain, serve and enjoy!