Although Moroccans aren't always ceremonial in the way they serve their famous mint tea, it's safe to assume that measures were taken behind the scenes to brew the tea according to Moroccan tradition. How to Make Moroccan Mint Tea walks you through the steps of capturing the "spirit" or full flavor of the tea, washing the leaves and then steeping the tea by bringing it to a boil in the serving teapot. The tea is mixed without stirring, then poured from up high at the table to create a foamy head in each glass.
If you really want to get traditional, consider sweetening the tea with a chunk of sugar whacked off from a pain de sucre, or sugar cone. I occasionally receive notes from readers asking where they might purchase the sugar cones outside of Morocco; thus far, I haven't been able to locate a source.
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