Moroccan-style mint tea (atai) is now commonly served all throughout the West Arab World (North Africa). It is served not only at mealtimes but all through the day, and it is especially a drink of hospitality, commonly served whenever there are guests. Unlike Moroccan food, which is cooked by women, this tea is traditionally a man's affair: prepared by the head of the family. It is served to guests and it is impolite to refuse it.
The method of preparation of atai is relatively complex and varies from region to region. It is normally sweeter in the north of Morocco than in the south, and in some places, pine nuts are added. In the winter, if mint is rare, sometimes leaves of wormwood are substituted for (or used to complement) the mint, giving the tea a distinctly bitter flavor. Lemon Verbena is also used to give it a lemony flavor.
INGREDIENTS (All USDA Certified Organic):
gunpowder green tea, spearmint leaves, peppermint leaves.
1 pre-measured packet makes 64oz of Iced Tea
Use 1 packet per Quart (32oz) of Boiling (212º F) water.
Steep for 7 to 10 mins.
Add Ice and Cold Water to bring to 64oz.
Caffeine Free USDA Certified Organic
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