Mint Tea in Morocco: G Adventures — August 2016.
Hospitality in Morocco always involves tea. As I arrived at each riad (a guest house, often located in an elaborate home or old palace) I stayed at in Marrakech and Essaouira, the first thing its host did was invite us to sit down for tea. It is often brought to the table automatically in restaurants. Shopkeepers will usually invite you to tea as you consider their offerings or, especially, make a purchase. There is no hurry to get down to business in any of these places; nothing can begin in Morocco, it seems, until the tea is poured.
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