The Moroccan ma’gouna teapot, also called berrad in Moroccan Darija, is an essential element of the traditional Moroccan tea ceremony. It is usually made of brass, copper or silver and is often decorated with intricate motifs.
The teapot is used to brew and serve traditional Moroccan mint tea, which is a mixture of green tea, fresh mint leaves and sugar. The tea is brewed in the teapot on a charcoal fire, which gives it a smoky flavor and aroma.
Once the tea is brewed, it is poured into small glasses from a height, which is supposed to improve the taste and create a frothy layer on top. Tea is often served with small Moroccan pastries or nuts and is a symbol of hospitality in Moroccan culture.
Moroccan teapots are widely available in markets and shops throughout Morocco and are often sold as souvenirs for tourists. They are also used in Moroccan households for the daily manufacture of tea and are considered an important part of Moroccan culture and tradition