In Morocco, an offer of mint tea, which accompanies nearly every social interaction, symbolizes 24/7 hospitality and friendship. This recipe starts with fresh mint leaves — perhaps spearmint from your garden when in season. If you grow unique mint varietals, try them, too!Ingredients
2 cups fresh mint
2 tablespoons green tea leaves*
1-inch piece peeled ginger root, thinly-sliced
2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
6 cups boiling water
1 orange, sliced
6 mint sprigs, for garnishDirections
Bruise the mint between your fingers. Place the mint, tea, ginger root, and honey in a 6-cup heat-resistant pitcher or teapot. Pour the boiling water over the tea, stirring to mix the ingredients.
Cover; let the tea brew, or steep, for 10 to 12 minutes, or to your taste.
Strain the infused hot tea into another pitcher or teapot.
To serve, place an orange slice and mint sprig in each mug, then fill with tea or place the mint and orange on top.Cooking Notes
*2 tablespoons of green tea leaves equals about the amount in 3 green tea bags.
Serve Green Tea with Fresh Mint over ice as a refreshing drink on a hot summer day!Nutrition Information
Calories: 30; Calories from fat: 0; Total fat: 0g; Saturated fat: 0; Trans fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 0mg; Total carbohydrate: 8g; Dietary fiber: 1g; Sugars: 7g; Protein: 0g