It takes two to Tango

 Mistake number one, "How much for that tea pot?" Never ask how much unless you plan on  buying.

Bargaining in Morocco is as much a tradition as the making and drinking of the tea I wanted to make with the pot I yearned for.  It took me three weeks, but I spotted the antique gem at a little market on the West Coast in Mirleft.  

Mistake number two, never let them see how much you actually want it.  My knees went weak, my heart beat faster and my face flushed as it does after the boy you've been dying to notice you, finally does.  He knew he had me.

With a smirking smile on both our faces, the Merchant and I tangoed to the offer of Durhams in opposition until finally we came to a Parada.  I had him or at least he led me to believe I did.  We left one another gracefully and satisfied with our performance.  

I can still see the Merchants smile as my pot pours its warm and sweet, slightly bitter mint tea. 

 

  

Moroccan Mint tea with Almond and Cardamon Briouats and Apricot jam Sable cookies Food styling and tea pouring by Melissa Quantz of  http://thebountyhunter.ca

Moroccan Mint tea with Almond and Cardamon Briouats and Apricot jam Sable cookies

Food styling and tea pouring by Melissa Quantz of  http://thebountyhunter.ca