Symbol of Hospitality
Oct 01, 2020
Ritual & Secrets of Mint Tea
The essential Moroccan Mint Tea
The Moroccan Mint Tea is certainly the first flavoured tea in the world. This thousand-year-old recipe is exported all over the world, thanks to its refreshing properties, its health benefits and its unique taste. Such a special taste that it appeals to tea lovers and also attracts the most novice who usually do not like tea.
Tradition of Mint Tea - Symbol of hospitality
In Morocco, Mint tea can be sipped at any time of the day and in any place….
Everywhere in the alleys of the Medina or in the city center of all the agglomerations and in the center of the market towns of each village, you will meet people sitting on the terrace around a delicious golden and very fragrant Mint tea
You will never buy an article of Moroccan craftsmanship without having shared a Mint Tea . Just like family reunions that cannot be considered without a Mint Tea ceremony
Right in the middle of the desert, you will taste a Mint tea in your bivouac…
In the heart of the Royal Palace or in the most modest Moroccan residence, everyone drinks Mint tea …
To the point where Mint Tea has become the symbol of the Art of Hospitality, a generous and strong value in the Kingdom of Morocco.
The Origins of Mint Tea
Contrary to the history conveyed in Europe and even in Morocco, Moroccan Mint Tea does not date back to the 19th century, during the Crimean War, when the English would have brought tea from China to the Sultan of Morocco.
In fact, it was the Arab navigators who brought back the first tea leaves from China in the 9th century.
In Morocco, the tribes already consumed herbal teas made from Fresh mint, wormwood and other aromatic plants such as marjoram…
Used to consume these infusions, in particular decoctions of mint leaves called "NÂNÂ" , the Moroccans have added Gunpowder Green Tea, nicknamed "Chinese pearls" - a more resistant tea for the long and perilous journey from China.
Very refreshing, it allows the nomads of the Sahara, the most famous of them, the Tuareg, to survive the extreme conditions of this region of the world.
Quite naturally, the Tuaregs made it a daily ritual, which they spread throughout the western part of the Arab-Muslim world.
In accordance with the precepts of Muslim hospitality, the Mint Tea ceremony brings people together in joy and underlines the happiness of welcoming and offering hospitality to travelers and foreigners. A hospitality that has become legendary that it is very inappropriate to refuse ...
At Maison NANA1807, we will prepare a Mint tea for an unforgettable experience of the Moroccan Tea Ceremony … during your stay in Berry project! < / p>
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