Mint Tea

Tea is one of the favorite beverages in most African or Arab countries. It is refreshing and –believe it or not- hot tea cools one down in the desert heat!


• 4 cups of boiling water

• 1 heaped tbs. of loose green tea (or 2 bags)

• 1 small cup of sugar

• 1 cup of young mint leaves, crushed

• 3-4 young mint leaves for decoration

Warm the pot with a little of boiling water and pour it away.
Place the loose tea in the pot and add 1 cup of boiling water. Allow it to stand for 3 minutes.
Place the crushed mint and the sugar in the pot, and then add the rest of the boiling water. Cover the pot and allow it to stand for 5 minutes.
Using a strainer, pour the tea into small cups or heat-proof glasses.


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