The everyday tea served in Morocco consists of gunpowder green tea, fresh mint, and copious amounts of sugar.

The mint growing in my yard in Chicago:

mint growing in chicago

Giving the mint a rinse:

The pot is stuffed with mint and about 2 teaspoons of gunpowder green tea, now I’m adding 1/4 cup of raw sugar. You can find cheap gunpowder green tea at most Asian grocers. It usually comes in dark green boxes:

Adding sugar.

Don’t want to make it yourself? Our friends at Impala & Peacock have a great version of this tea in loose-leaf form.