Atay Bi Nana (Mint Tea)
There couldn’t be a more iconic flavour to transport us straight into the heart of Morocco than sweet and fragrant Atay Bi Nana.
- 1 tablespoon of loose gunpowder green tea
- A handful of fresh mint leaves, washed (spearmint preferred)
- 5 cups boiling water
- 2 tablespoons Sugar to taste
Put green tea in teapot.
Pour in boiling water.
Swirl gently to warm pot and rinse tea.
Strain out and discard water, reserving tea leaves in pot.
Add remaining 4 cups boiling water to tea and let steep 2 minutes.
Stir in sugar (to taste) and mint leaves. Steep 3 to 4 minutes more.
Serve in small heatproof glasses, lifting the teapot high above the cup while pouring to aerate the tea.