Doc's Chilled Moroccan Mint Tea

  • Active Time 10m
  • Total Time 20m

Serves 4

Intensely sweet, wildly aromatic, and dramatically thirst-quenching, this is a world-class drink. Keep a pitcher of it in the refrigerator all summer.


  • 3 tea bags of your choice
  • 1 very large handful of mint sprigs (about 2 cups) washed
  • 2/3 cup sugar, or more to taste
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 smaller handful of mint sprigs, washed (optional)


Place the tea bags, mint and the sugar in a heatproof pitcher or very clean teapot.

Bring the water to a boil and pour into the pitcher or teapot. Allow to steep for about 10 minutes, then stir gently and strain into a large pitcher. Pour out a small glass and taste, adjusting the sugar as needed- remember, this is supposed to be a very sweet tea. The sweetness somehow adds to its thirst-quenching qualities.

Place the pitcher in the refrigerator until well chilled, then either serve it as is, or stuff a small handful of mint sprigs into each into glass before adding the chilled tea, making it even more aromatic and dramatic.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Harper Collins. All rights reserved.

RecID 4199

nutrition information per serving

138 calories; 0g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 4mg sodium; 35g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 0g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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