Kids Cook Idea – Moroccan Mint Tea

By , June 30, 2007 9:43 am

When I think of the word sweet I first think of my children. But since they are only sweet some of the time, my next thought is of something that is always sweet: Moroccan Mint Tea.

If you have never had it, I can tell you that it is very minty and so sweet as to be almost syrupy. Yum! It is fun to make with kids, especially if they grow the mint themselves (my 5 year-old son grew this), or at least harvest it from the garden themselves.

It is traditionally served in a pretty, colorfully painted glass and is always offered to guests as a symbol of welcome.

Here is my rather more eclectic version made in a Japanese cast iron teapot with mint from my Arizona garden and served in a Swedish Ikea glass. But the tea still tasted very good, and very sweet!

Recipe (I can’t vouch for its authenticity, but it tastes pretty much like I remember it):

2 tsp. green tea leaves

1 bunch spearmint leaves
4 – 6 tsp sugar (I use 6)

Place tea leaves in pot. Warm teapot by quickly rinsing tea with some boiling water then drain off water right away (use strainer to catch tea and return to pot if no strainer in pot). Add mint leaves to the tea in pot. Pour in enough boiling water for two small glasses. Add sugar to taste. It should be very sweet. Pour into glass, return to pot and repeat a couple of times. Drink hot.

The mint in the garden:


The ingredients:

15 Responses to “Kids Cook Idea – Moroccan Mint Tea”

  1. Kimo & Sabi says:

    SWEET! Mommakitty says she is gonna ry this out today – we grow our own mint too – and catnip!

  2. mousey says:


    thanks for the recipe.

  3. Crazy Working Mom says:

    Hmmm…I’ve never had it. I’m just really not a fan of anything other than plain ole sweet tea.

  4. meeyauw says:

    I’m going to have to try that! May I post it on my recipe blog?

    I miss having mint. I had it growing wild in Connecticut. Not here, tho!

  5. Mama Bear June says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of sugar! SWEET! SWEET Photo Hunt

  6. Mama Bear June says:

    Oh, forgot to mention. Your comment on has the link for the shiny entry. :-)

  7. srp says:

    Sweet tea is wonderful and great with a bit of mint or peach or lemon. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Kissedalotatoads says:

    thanks for the recipe along with your great take on this weeks theme…us Northerners (Michigan) never have sweet teas, but I am thinking its time to try some! My photo is up, please come and visit soon

  9. jcfloresinc says:

    Sounds yummmy!! Our Mom loves sweet drinks. Thanks for the recipe!!
    Samantha, Tigger and Mom

  10. CRIZ LAI says:

    I love mint tea and also green tea. I usually take it when I’m having a bit of blocked nose or throat problem. Have a Nice Weekend :) Visit me here at

  11. Paulie says:

    very interesting –i can remember having green tea in boarding school when i was sick. you could not get me to try green tea for a million dollars today. . . but yours does look interesting and appetizing and a great entry for this theme.

    come see mine

  12. Gattina says:

    I think it’s use in all arabic countries, because in Egypt and Tunesia you got it too. I can’t drink that, first I hate mint and then it’s really too sweet. But for a lot of people it’s very good !

  13. MC Milker says:

    Yummm! Great recipe.

  14. jams o donnell says:

    A totally refreshing drink! Reminds me of being in an underground house in Tunisia, in the cool drinking a glass of mint tea. It didn’t get any better than that! Happy weekend

  15. Dragonheart says:

    Sounds intriguing! My humans like tea, but usually don’t sweeten it.

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