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Hot and steaming, with the bright energy of mint refreshing your spirit with every sip. On hot days, you can create a special treat from your Palestinian Mint tea by serving it over ice. Purists will adore the subtle sweetness of the mint, but for a traditional experience, add your desired sweetener and perhaps even a sprig of fresh mint to liven up your cup.
In traditional, dainty tea glasses or your favourite teacups – whichever you’d prefer! If you have one, a decorative tea tray adds a touch of class especially when sharing Shai bil Na’na’ with friends and family or impressing guests. Keep the minty deliciousness warm in your teapot while serving regular little refills.
Palestinian Mint tea is delightful on its own, whenever you could use a literal breath of fresh air. However, it also pairs wonderfully with breakfast, or later in the day, with traditional Palestinian treats. Favourites include barazek (a shortbread/baklava/biscotti combination that is as decadent as it sounds), ghraibeh (melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies), and ka’ak (double-baked biscuits), qurshalla (aniseed flavoured rusk) and ma’moul (semolina-based treats made with rose and orange blossom water and filled with dates, walnuts, or pistachios). For a simple tea accompaniment, try a mixed selection of salted nuts and salted pumpkin, watermelon, or sunflower seeds.
In Palestine, all times are good for tea – even the hottest parts of the day. The only small suggestion a Palestinian might make is to limit consumption as evening draws near… unless you’re looking for a late night buzz!
For a softer buzz
1 tsp per cup
Bring 1 cup of water to a rolling boil in a stovetop teapot. Add 1 tsp of tea. Boil covered for 1 min. Remove from heat. Steep for 2 min. Strain into cup. Sweeten to taste.
Brew it the traditional Palestinian way
Bring freshly drawn ambient water to a rolling boil in a stovetop teapot. Add 1 tsp of tea per cup. Add a few sprigs of fresh mint per cup. Boil covered for 1 min. Remove from heat. Steep for 2 min. Strain into cup. Sweeten to taste. If sweetening with sugar, add it while the tea is boiling on the stovetop for a greater depth of flavour. Best served in traditional small tea glasses. If sharing, impress guests by serving on a decorative tea tray. Enjoy on its own or with a traditional sweet cheese pastry (knafeh) or cookies such as barazek.