In many cultures the world over, tea plays a distinct and intricate role in the etiquette of society. Morocco is no different: time spent with friends is time spent over a pot of tea. In fact, not offering friends—or any guests, for that matter—tea is the height of rudeness; it just isn’t done. And any time is a good time for tea, no matter how much of a hurry you may be in.
Moroccans treasure their tea, which is usually a Chinese green blended with sugar and herbs such as mint, bitter orange blossoms and absinthe leaves. It differs by region and season, and there is a prescribed ritual surrounding its preparation and consumption. It’s a constant reminder to slow down and savor life.
Enjoy one writer’s experiences with tea in Morocco.
We’re going back into the archives to revisit these classic posts by James Norwood Pratt. This post includes the last two in the series of Chinese green teas: “Green Tea: Dragon Well (Longjing or Lung Ching)” and “Green Tea: Biluochun”. We have added a link to the end of each … Continue reading
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