What’s Wowing Me Now

Food writer Jonathan Ammons lets us in on his favorite dish du jour.

Touareg tea at Dobra: I have an unnatural affinity for mint. When in season, freshly picked mint is a mainstay in my kitchen. And if you come over, I usually don’t ask, I just hand you a mint julep. So stumbling upon an animated, nonalcoholic approximation of the classic Southern tipple — but in tea form and hailing all the way from Morocco — was a welcomed discovery. A delicately sweet, yellow and green blend of teas folds neatly together with ground Moroccan mint. It’s served in a giant silver pot and poured into tiny, intricately colored glass cups, so you’ll feel like you’re in Tangiers or Marrakesh with the first sip.

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About Jonathan Ammons
Native Asheville writer, eater, drinker, bartender and musician. Proprietor of www.dirty-spoon.com Follow me @jonathanammons

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