The wonderful thing about Goa is, that you don't have to actually move to experience little "adventurous".
You see, this is the most touristic region in India, people are coming from near and far to spend some quality time in paradise.
I have met exceptional people from all over the world by sitting at home and I have met the weirdest people too.
Its kind of a magical place and whenever I leave my dear Goa, it is as if my senses said that it was simply wrong, a crime, a huge mistake!
Many visitors feel the same way and mostly you will experience that this people will always come back, for their love to Goa is full of passion.
One of our friends from France had so come back to Goa and his eyes were full of live, finally he was back for an other awesome vacation.
Patrick travels regularly to morocco, his wife is from Marrakesh, and when ever he comes to visit us he tries to bring us a little gift.
This time he got us a gorgeous Moroccan Tea set, including a tea pot and 6 glasses.
While he was telling us his little adventures in the dessert, I was making tea for us all, after a recipe he had instructed me.
The Moroccan tea is considered very special, it is a sign of friendship, amiability and tradition.
It is so popular that the people there drink tea the whole day and you will sometimes see a sports bar with a few men and a couple of tea glasses, but never alcohol.
The Moroccans are surely proud of their tea, only the one who prepares the best tea is the tea brewer, the man of the family.
The tea drinking traditions have further spread throughout north Africa and you might see it too in Europe in some Moroccan family houses.
Never ever make the mistake in refusing a tea, it is considered very impolite!
Anyway who would be foolish enough to say no to a home made healthy tea?
Interestingly there are some few believes involved when serving and drinking the tea.
The tea pots have a long curved pouring spout which helps in pouring the tea evenly into the small glasses, which in return creates little bubbles.
For some reason Moroccans love their bubbles.
Our friend didn't know either.
Each person usually gets minimum 2 rounds served.
The first round is as bitter as life and the second as strong as love.
Yes they even have a saying for their tea!
So many people in this world are enjoying it, drinking it at any time of the day.
It must be special or it wouldn't have so much significance!
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- 15 Mint leaves
- 3 teaspoon Green tea
- 4 cups Water
- Sugar according to your taste
- Add to the tea pot the green tea leaves with little boiling water, mix it a bit and throw out this first water. That will help in removing the bitterness of the grean tea.
- Now add to the teapot with the green tea, the mint leaves, the water and sugar. See that the mint leaves are properly submerged, or you might get a bit of a burned bitter taste.
- Never mix with a spoon the content in the tea pot. Morrocans use a small glass inside the tea pot to mix it properly. Cook it for 5 minutes, but not any longer, or it will get too bitter and serve it hot. enjoy!