Green tea is a popular beverage in North Africa. It is high in antioxidants and the mint is soothing and refreshing. Traditionally, the tea is sweetened heavily, but it is still delicious with just a little raw honey added. Serve it warm or chilled for a refreshing and health supportive drink.
6 cups water
2 Tbs loose green tea leaves
2 large bunches fresh mint, reserve ½ a bunch for garnishing
Add raw honey to taste
1. Heat the water in a pot to a light simmer and then turn off the heat. Add the green tea (in a tea ball) and steep for 5 minutes. Remove the green tea and add the mint (except the reserved ½ bunch) and cover. Allow to steep for 15 minutes, or until the desired flavor is achieved. Remove the mint.
2. Re-heat the tea before serving and stir in the honey to taste. (Or you can serve the honey on the side and let people sweeten to their liking.)
3. To serve, put some of the reserved fresh mint at the bottom of each small glass and then pour in the tea.