WORLD TEA TASTES

MoCafé

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.


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