In Morocco, sweet fresh mint tea is served after every meal, and with every conversation. It's a sign of tradition and friendship. This version loses the usual sweetness and adopts a lovely refreshing juniper berry zing.
4 long strips of lemon peel
1 cup fresh mint leaves
3 cups boiling water
1 tablespoon juniper berries
juice of half a lemon
Gently massage lemon peel and mint leaves to release oils. Place in a tea pot and top with boiling water.
Add juniper berries and lemon juice and let ingredients infuse for 10 minutes before serving.
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