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Traditional Moroccan Tea Glasses
Atay b’naa-naa (tea with mint) is the centerpiece of Moroccan life — the gunpowder green + fresh mint elixir is served multiple times a day throughout nearly all households and shops. Moroccans consider this tea to be the “water of life.”
Traditional Mint tea in Marrakech is served in these exact tea glasses, handblown by artisans in Morocco, though slight differences in tea glass shape varies depending on region.
Enjoy your own taste of Morocco!
How to brew Moroccan Mint Tea:
1 tablespoon loose Chinese gunpowder green tea
5 cups boiling water
3 to 4 tablespoons sugar (or honey), or to taste
1 large bunch fresh mint (1 ounce)
Put tea in teapot and pour in 1 cup boiling water, then swirl gently to warm pot and rinse tea. Strain out and discard water, reserving tea leaves in pot.
Add remaining 4 cups boiling water to tea and let steep 2 minutes. Stir in sugar (to taste) and mint sprigs and steep 3 to 4 minutes more. Serve in small heatproof glasses.
$18 for a pair of medium | $16 for a pair of small glasses