The Moroccan national drink is the delicious and sweet mint tea that is served in the countries of the Maghreb at every meeting with friends or relatives. Guests in Morocco are generally welcomed with Moroccan mint tea. But also at the end of a business and of course for all family celebrations, Moroccan tea is prepared and offered as a special ritual.
Moroccan tea ceremony – making tea
First you put a tablespoon of green tea in a Moroccan jug with a capacity of approx. 400 ml and pour a little water over it. This brew is then brought to the boil on a gas flame. You don’t use this brew, you just pour it away. Its production serves only to ensure that the mint tea does not taste too bitter. A small bundle of freshly harvested Moroccan mint is now added to the tea leaves that have remained in the pot. The jug is filled to the brim with water and heated on an open fire for 1-2 minutes until the water begins to boil. After the mixture is well absorbed, take the teapot off the fire and add a lot of sugar – usually in stick form.
Then the pouring ceremony can begin. The host places the colorful or ornate tea glasses in a circle on a traditional tea tray. It is round, usually stands on small feet and is lovingly decorated with ornaments. The teapot is held at a height of approx. 30 to 40 cm and the glasses are accurately filled with a very thin stream of tea. The tea from the tea glasses now comes back into the pot and this process is repeated up to 5 times. Only then is a delicious mixture of aromatic tea and sugar foam created. The sweeter the tea, the more welcome the guest is!
Hand-decorated teapots and hand-painted tea glasses
In our online shop you will find a variety of oriental teapots and tea glasses from Morocco. Either silver-colored with a hammer or made of painted brass with filigree decorations. They are applied by hand and reflect the importance of the tea culture in Morocco. The tea glasses are either transparent and decorated with delicate ornaments or hand-painted in intense colors. They are made from recycled glass and are hand-blown. The excellent quality is evident in the high-quality workmanship and production in young family businesses in Morocco. We pay particular attention to ecological production and fair trade.
No Moroccan tea ceremony without a pastry
Moroccan pastries are part of every tea ceremony. The most famous biscuits in the country are the chebakia, a deep-fried biscuit covered with honey and sprinkled with sesame seeds. The Moroccan almond biscuit, ghriba, is also often offered with tea. Moroccan cuisine offers a variety of crispy biscuits or puff pastries, which are served to guests at a tea ceremony, depending on the occasion or the season.