Maghrebi Mint Tea | Moroccan Peppermint Tea Recipe 

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Sun Apr 19, 2020

Moroccan Peppermint Tea Recipe

Maghrebi Mint Tea from Morroco, this recipe is a traditional preparation that leaves your throat feeling warm but super cool!

Maghrebi Mint Tea from Morroco, this recipe is a traditional preparation that leaves your throat feeling warm but super cool!

Whole Food Plant Based Maghrebi Peppermint Tea Recipe

Course: Beverage, Snack
Cuisine: South Indian Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 Glasses


1 tsp Green Tea Leaves
1 tsp Peppermint Leaves
1 tsp Raisins
6 Walnuts
2 glasses Water


  1. Heat water to a boil. Remove from stove, then mix in green tea leaves, peppermint leaves, and raisins. Leave covered for 3 minutes.
  2. Garnish with 3 walnuts each. Serve fresh!

Plant Based Chef Pro Tips for Best Maghrebi Peppermint Tea Recipe

  1. Use other herbs and spices, like mint, basil, coriander leaves, or cinnamon to create different flavours!

Nutrition Science Highlights for WFPB Maghrebi Peppermint Tea Recipe

  1. Why not honey, sugar or jaggery? Sugar and Jaggery are processed foods. Although jaggery is healthier than brown sugar, which, in turn, is healthier than white sugar, all forms of processed foods are unhealthy when compared to whole plant foods. Honey is healthwise as good as jaggery, which isn't saying much. In addition to not being very healthy, honey production kills millions of bees every year, affecting our environment adversely. The best sweetener alternative is a whole fruit or dry fruit. The easiest method of using these is date syrup, as it does not involve peeling or chopping.
  2. Why not dairy? Dairy products have been found to be associated with increased risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obesity, asthma, PCOS, and heart disease. We can still enjoy our milk, cream, and butter though - as long as they are made from whole plant foods!
  3. Why nuts? Whole foods are healthier than processed foods. When nuts are pressed and oil is extracted, fiber and phytonutrients are lost, along with many other nutrients. Therefore, whole nuts are much healthier than oils, whether cold-pressed or refined. In addition, they provide the oil content we need to absorb fat-soluble phytonutrients from other whole plant foods! This may be why nuts are used to garnish nearly every traditional Indian dish!

Dr Achyuthan Eswar 

Lifestyle Physician & Co-founder,, PHC Lifestyle Clinic & Plant-based Kitchen


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