Moroccan mint tea

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Moroccan mint tea

Moroccan mint tea, or atai as it commonly known, plays a vital role in Moroccan culture. Although packed with antioxidants, this green tea blended with mint leaves is the drink of hospitality rather than of health. In a country where women most commonly prepare refreshments in the home, Atai is traditionally a man’s affair. Ritually mixed and presented to guests as an ice-breaker, its preparation is considered something of an art form and is relatively complex compared to tea-brewing methods elsewhere. Eye flickering sweet (around five teaspoon of tea) the beverage is poured from a height of around half a meter, resulting in a foamy head and an aerated and aromatic golden liquid. The longer the tea steeps in the pot the stronger it becomes, hence the popular saying: the fist glass is a gentle a s life, the second glass a s strong as love, the third glass a s bitter as death.

No social meeting is complete without a minimum of three glasses; the mild digestive is considered so fundamental to almost all daily interactions that it is laughingly referred to as “Berber whiskey“. If you are lucky enough to be invited into a Moroccan home, expect to liberally partake of this symbol of friendship; to refuse is viewed as a virtual declaration of hostility. What is more, no business transaction is clinched without the brew, as becomes immediately apparent when haggling in the souks.

About Habiba

Located in the Medina 5 minutes walking from Jamâa El Fna This beautiful Moroccan Riad with swimming pool is nestled in the heart of the colorful Medina of Marrakech. Riad Anabel is the embodiment of grace and tradition, welcomes you all year in the heart of the medina. At just 5 minutes walking distance from the famous Jeemaa El Fna square, Bahia Palace , Badii Palace and the Saadians tombs and its market, you will discover here the authentic charm of a typical and exceptionally comfortable Moroccan Riad.. You will be able to enjoy, in this enchanted location where the change of scenery, grand comfort and peacefulness combines in a harmony of warm and restful colours, a beautiful swimming pool, hammam room, massage, patios, panoramic terrace, solarium, a Moroccan sitting rooms and an adorable fountain. Riad Anabel is the real place where you can discover the moroccan values got 4 suites and 1 standard room. Offers a calm and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy its succulent Moroccan dishes. Everything has been thought for your comfort and well-being … we offer excursions and activities on site, steam bath and massage with argan oil and essential oils, facials, manicures and pedicures are also provided. Our staff will make eve make of your stay an unforgettable moment. The Riad is also environmentally friendly, enjoying an ideal position it produces its own energy with solar panels. Riad ANABEL is a dream come true, the sublime love refuge in simplicity and comfort and we hope that you will enjoy a well-deserved restful stay in the calm and freshness of this beautifully decorated traditional Moroccan house.