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Mali and Mauritania Tea Ritual

Course Drink
Cuisine North African
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author International Cuisine


  • 4 Tablespoons green tea
  • 12 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar or more
  • 4 sprigs mint
  • 2 tea pots and 5 glasses


  • In a tea pot boil water with green tea leaves
  • once boiled pour tea from one pot to the other several times
  • Then from a great height above the glasses pour one glass and then continue pouring from glass to glass until a frothy foam appears, put the pot back on the fire and add in mint leaves and sugar. Repeat the process until each guest had three cups of tea.
  • Serve with dates