Thursday, January 7, 2010

Arabic Tea

I am a very big tea drinker. And by very big I mean drink-every-morning, drink-to-enjoy, drink-hot-or-cold, drink-with-a-smile-on-her-face tea drinker. I love tea. I love trying new kinds of tea. When I went to San Francisco, I had the opportunity to try Arabic tea at this place calledKan Zaman. It was ahhhhhmazing! Like nothing I'd ever tried before and so beautiful to look at because of the mint leaves floating about.
After much googling, my friend found how to recreate it at home, and now I'm showing you guys! This isn't traditional, traditional Arabic tea but this is a way to recreate the flavors at home even if you can't find the real deal. It's delicious and if you love tea, please try this recipe!

Arabic Tea
Yields: 2 servings

3 cups water
10 - 15 mint leaves or sage (I haven't tried this version yet)
Sugar, to your liking (I use 1 tsp. per serving)

In a large measuring cup, add the mint leaves and tea bags. Boil the water and pour over the tea bags and mint leaves. Let steep for 5 minutes. Add sugar to your liking and enjoy!


  1. I absolouetly love that tea.
    here's one I made :

  2. Beautiful! We used to drink this with loads of honey when we were little!

  3. Michelle your shots are super amazingly beautiful!!!!! I am swooning over them.


  4. Beautiful picture!
    To make it a bit more authentic, use a green tea from China, particularly Gunpowder. Use slightly less than boiling water for two minutes. The tea can be resteeped up to three times, so traditional in Morocco that there is a poem.

    I like the idea of using sage...I'd never done that before. I'll have to try it!

  5. Beautiful photos and great idea for herbal tea!