Tunisian tea is a new-to-me beverage, but it's one I think I could happily get on board with. There's something about the tradition behind a simple tea ceremony that will forever remain sacred to me. And the resulting warm cup of deliciousness is just an added bonus. Beautifully captured by Nancy Neil, I'm confident that this simple beverage is a keeper.
|5 cups water||3 tbsp. honey, sugar or agave nectar|
|1/3 cups loose leaf green tea||fresh mint|
|toasted pine nuts|
In a sauce pan bring the water to a boil, once it starts to boil add the honey.
In a hand held strainer rinse the loose leaf green tea under hot water. Add the rinsed green tea to the sweetened water and lower the heat.
Let simmer for five minutes.
Meanwhile, rinse a bundle of fresh mint and place it in a tea pot with a spout.
Strain in your hot green tea mixture into the teapot with the mint, and pour your tea into small tea cups, gently raising the teapot as you pour to aerate the tea.
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a few toasted pine nuts.