You can barely take a step in the markets of Marrakech without tripping over fresh mint, or at least without being offered a glass of hot or iced sweet mint tea. On a cold winter's evening it will warm you right up, and on a warm summer's day it will give you that burst of cooling refreshment that you need.
Brew tea in boiling water, letting steep for 10 minutes. Pour brewed tea into a serving pitcher. Add sugar and lemon, and swirl in the mint, holding it by the stems and using it to stir and dissolve the sugar. When sugar is dissolved, drop mint into pitcher and add 2 cups cold water. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled. Strain mint out before serving and serve cold.
|Moroccan Mint Tea||2 tbsp|
|Brown Sugar or Xylitol||2 tbsp|
|Fresh Lemon||One half|
|Boiling Water||1 litre|
|Ice Cold Water||2 cups|