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.

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

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