The Moroccans long ago realized that mixing spearmint and gunpowder green tea was a great combination. They liked to drink it with lots of sugar and had special metal teapots designed to allow them, with some practice, to pour their tea in long gleaming streams into small glasses. In North Africa it is considered the drink of hospitality. We find that it not only makes a great hot tea, but a very refreshing ice tea. There are many variations on this tea in North Africa. The Tunisians practice one very interesting one. They add a small handful of pine nuts to the cup before pouring the tea in it. However you want to do it, don’t pass up the opportunity to imbibe in this great product of the deserts of North Africa.
Green tea, spearmint
Use 2 grams of tea for every 6 ounces of water. Generally this works out to a teaspoon per every 6 ounces of water. Steep for 2 minutes with 180-degree water.