Hot mint tea is a favorite in Morocco, where it's served in small glasses any time of day or night. It's very sweet and packed with mint flavor. We love it cold as well; let the tea cool completely and then strain it into ice-filled glasses.


  • 1 quart boiling water, plus more for heating the teapot
  • 1 tablespoon loose green tea, or 3 bags green tea
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 cups firmly packed mint leaves and tender stems, crushed, plus 4 sprigs for garnish


Pour a little boiling water into a large teapot, swish it around to heat the pot, and pour the water out. Add the tea to the teapot and pour in 1 cup of the boiling water. Cover and let steep 3 minutes.

Add the sugar and mint leaves and stems to the teapot. Pour in the remaining 3 cups boiling water. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Stir. Continue to steep for 5 minutes more. Strain the mint tea into cups or heatproof glasses.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.

RecID 3111

nutrition information per serving

159 calories; 0g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 6mg sodium; 40g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 1g 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.

Sign Up for Newsletters Here

Get recipes, private sale alerts and more goodies, oh joy!