Moroccans learned of tea from the British and loved it to such an extent that mint-flavored tea became the national drink. In the north of the country, the tea is mild and highly sweetened. As one travels south, the tea get stronger and less sugar is used. For iced mint tea, chill and pour over ice cubes.
Place the mint, tea, and, if desired, sugar to taste in a teapot.
Add the water and let steep five to 10 minutes.
Strain through a fine sieve.