In Algeria tea is also made in a samovar in the Turkish manner. No doubt a remnant from The Ottoman Empire. Charles Perry of The Los Angeles Times told me that samovars are actually Russian in origin. It never ceases to amaze me how far food related things travel from their points of origin, passed on from one people to the next.
Mint tea being poured "from up high". Do not attempt this with just any teapot. You need a North African one with a long tapered spout. You can practice by starting the pour very close to the tea cup then slowly raise the tea pot. The trick is a very slow pour and good aim. In the last photo I really did start the pour "from up on high".