Moroccan Mint Tea

Moroccan Mint Tea is more of a ceremony than just a simple beverage. It is served all throughout the day and is a way of relaxing as well as a sign of hospitality to family, friends, guests and business associates. It is traditionally prepared by the host or the head of the family.

This ritual is rather involved. The sugar and tea must be mixed just the right way. Pouring the tea into the glass has its own significance. It not only aerates the tea and infused the mint, but pouring it from a high distance into the glass is considered an act of respect towards the guest. The higher you pour the tea, the more important your guest is.

Large bunch of fresh mint  
1 1/2 tsp Green Gunpowder Tea (or in winter omit fresh mint and use 2 tsp of Moroccan Mint Tea)
2 TBSP sugar
1/4 tsp Orange Blossom Water
Quart of water