25 Heddon Street, W1B 4BH, London
At MoCafé - a café and a restaurant with Marrakesh-souk inspired decor - you can enjoy traditional Moroccan mint tea.
MoCafé, one of London’s most famous Moroccan restaurants, also serves a Morocco-inspired afternoon tea, which can be enjoyed on its outdoor garden terrace.
DID YOU KNOW?
Mint tea is traditional to the Maghreb region of Africa: primarily Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. It has also spread throughout the Arab world.
Moroccan mint tea is a combination of tea from China (most likely a gunpowder tea) and spearmint leaves from Morocco.
Mint tea drinking can have a communal ceremonial purpose, being prepared for guests by the head of the house.
Traditionally the tea is served three times, as described in this Maghrebi proverb:
The first glass is as gentle as life,
the second glass is as strong as love,
the third glass is as bitter as death.