Did you know that SatC 2 wasn't filmed in Abu Dabi at all, but rather was filmed in Morocco? Morocco is my mother-in-law's favorite place on earth. I've always wanted to go. Close friends of mine who went on a mission to Morocco have told me their amazing experiences. Because a trip to Morocco isn't happening in my near future, I wanted to celebrate the SatC 2 opening in some fashion...hence, Moroccan Mint tea!
Mint green tea is a sign of hospitality and is steeped (har!) in tradition in Morocco. It is highly respected and valued as an art form, having special tea ceremonies and a rich cultural heritage. Moroccans prepare their tea from green tea and serve with mint.
For you, my friends, a bit of Moroccan hospitality, from me to you:
Moroccan Mint Tea (from Recipezaar & Hostess with the Mostess):
- 10 sprigs fresh mint, plus extra for garnish
- 3 teaspoons green tea
- 3 tablespoons sugar (or more to taste)
- 4 cups water
- Boil the water and pour a small amount in the teapot, swishing it around to warm the pot.
- Combine the mint and green tea and sugar in the teapot, then fill it with the rest of the hot water.
- Let the tea brew for three minutes.
- Set out glasses for the tea.
- A shot-glass is close to the slender glasses used in Morocco.
- Fill just one glass with the tea, then pour it back in the pot.
- This helps to dissolve and distribute the sugar.
- Pour the tea.
- You want a nice foam on the tea so always pour with the teapot a high distance above the glasses.
- If you do not have at least a little foam on the top of the first glass, then pour it back into the teapot and try again until the tea starts to foam up nicely.
- Garnish with the remaining sprigs of mint.