Moroccan mint and tyme tea

Moroccans are known for making some of the best tea in the world and they swear no "Mint" is better than "Moroccan mint". Tea is usually served for breakfast along with homemade breads, honey, olive oil, and a variety of olives. Tea in Morocco is a sign of hospitality to refuse a cup is not only impolite but worse than a slap in the face. No matter what home you visit in Morocco you will always be offered a cup of tea.

5 cups boiling water
1 tablespoon loose green tea leaves
2 teaspoons dried tyme leaves (Moroccan za'atar)
1 handfull Moroccan mint or regular mint
sugar to taste (about 1/2 cup)

Boil water, add tea leaves and tyme into your tea pot along with 1/4 cup boiling hot water. Swirl the pot to rinse the tea leaves and discard the water. Add a handfull of mint, enough water to fill the pot and sugar to taste. Place the tea pot over medium heat for approximately 3 minutes (make sure not to boil the tea or it will be bitter) remove from heat and serve hot.

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