ISSUE 24  |  Channeling Marrakech

Roll Your Own: A Moroccan Mint Tea Primer

June 12, 2012 3:00 PM

BY Meredith Swinehart

As iced tea season officially gets underway, you can either buy a readymade Moroccan mint blend–or grow your own.

If you have spearmint in the garden, use it in our favorite Moroccan mint tea recipe, from Saveur (serves four to six).


  • 2 tbsp. Chinese gunpowder tea or green tea
  • 16 lumps sugar (or 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar)
  • 1 bunch mint, stems discarded (about 25 sprigs)


1. Place tea, sugar, mint, and 4 cups boiling water in a teapot and stir until sugar dissolves; let sit for 10 minutes.

2. To serve, strain tea into serving glasses.

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Above: A similar set of six Moroccan Tea Glasses is $48 from Moroccan Prestige. Image via Saveur.


Above: Spearmint, via Reshlok.

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Above: A mint tea blend of Chinese gunpowder green tea, organic mint, organic marigold petals, and natural citrus essence, Majorelle Mint from Bellocq, sold loose, is $13 for 3.5 ounces.

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Above: Majorelle Mint; $33 for 3.5 ounces in a blue traveler tin.

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Above: Bellocq Pinhead Gunpowder is a Chinese green tea; $12 for 4 ounces.