spring at last – the mystery of moroccan tea

In the Sahara, near Zagora a moroccan imam is serving tea: Rinse a 4-cup teapot with boiling water. Add to the pot: 4 tsp. green tea 1/2 cup sugar 1-1/4 cup firmly packed fresh spearmint leaves (other kinds of mint may be substituted) Cover with: 4 cups boiling water Allow tea to steep at least 3 minutes. Stir slightly and correct for sweetness. Serve hot in glasses. Serves 6. Variation: Add fresh orange blossoms to the pot before pouring in the boiling water.