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mint tea & recipe

we enjoyed some energizing mint tea at a rest shop while on the long drive to the North African coast

 

After sampling various mint teas throughout Middle-East and Africa I found the "perfect" recipe (a very typical recipe for North African Mint Tea):

 

Ingredients:

 

8-12 leaves of fresh mint

4-6 leaves of fresh sage

1-2 sprigs of chamomile

1-2 t of "gunpowder" green tea

lots of sugar

 

In a small tea pot, add all ingredients, add boiling water to the fill, allow to steep for 3-5 minutes.

 

Serve in small glasses pouring from above the glass to create the traditional "foam" (takes some practice doing this - be careful).

 

substitute dried sage but use much less as dried sage tends to be much stronger and can give the tea a very bitter taste.

 

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Taken on December 31, 2008