It's nothing like teatime at home - but a wholly fascinating experience!
One lump or two?
The North African vibe is very noticeable in the bars of Melilla, and tearooms are common throughout the city as they are in Morocco. They're generally very laid back and finely decorated, where people come to relax and enjoy a large variety of teas. One particularly fine option is the Tetería Nazarí on Calle Actor Tallavi, which calls itself a space to enjoy "the aroma of tea, orange blossom, and honey," and which also serves a large selection of crêpes and pastries. Another spot especially worth recommending is Tetería Volubilis (Calle La Legión), which takes its name from the Roman ruins discovered in the north of Morocco. And though it might seem odd, in some of these establishments you can enjoy this traditional tea - always with its traditional mint leaves - accompanied by churros (sugar-dusted fried dough from Spain)!