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):
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.