|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 cups of tea (4 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 13g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Although Mint Tea made with spearmint is known as Morocco's national beverage, many other herbs might be steeped with green tea in Morocco. This recipe for Moroccan Tea with Sage ( in Arabic) is particularly popular during the winter months, and offers not only fragrant flavor but therapeutic benefits such as easing gastrointestinal complaints.
Use fresh or dried sage. The measures below are for a small pot of tea. Adjust sugar to your personal taste. Note that the recipe's directions simplify the steeping process; to make the tea more traditionally, follow the steps in the photo tutorial How to Make Moroccan Tea, but substitute fresh sage for the mint.
- 1 tablespoon green tea leaves, preferably gunpowder
- 1 large handful fresh sage ( leaves, or 1 teaspoon dry sage)
- 1/2 liter (about 2 cups) boiling water
- 1/4 cup sugar
Boil some water. Rinse a small tea pot with about 1/4 cup of the water.
Add the tea leaves and another 1/4 cup boiling water. Swirl the pot to wash and rinse the leaves, and discard the water.
Add the sage and the sugar, and fill the pot with 1/2 liter (about 2 cups) boiling water. Leave the tea to steep for five minutes or longer; or, if your tea pot is stove top safe, you can bring the tea back to a boil over medium-high heat.
Gently stir the tea, pour into small tea glasses and serve.