how to make moroccan mint tea

Moroccan Mint Tea

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Moroccan Mint Tea
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 47 kcal

Moroccan mint tea is a blend of Chinese gunpowder green tea with fresh mint to create the famous Moroccan mint tea.



  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 4 teaspoons Chinese gunpowder green tea leaves
  • 4 Tablespoons pure cane sugar
  • 6 sprigs mint leaves


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to 195 ° F. Set aside.

  2. Place the tea leaves and the mint leaves in a pot. Add the hot water and steep for 5 minutes.

  3. Strain the tea into a saucepan and add the sugar. Stir and bring to a simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. This caramelizes the sugar.

  4. Remove from heat and pour the sweetened tea into a teapot for serving.

  5. Pour into cups or decorative glasses. 

  6. To create a froth, pour from a height of 12 inches. Begin low and slowly raise the height of the teapot as you pour.

  7. Garnish with mint and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Moroccan Mint Tea
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 47
% Daily Value*
Sodium 13mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.