REVIEW: Brew Tea Co – Moroccan Mint

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Tea: Chinese gunpowder green tea blended with peppermint leaves
Sample provided by: Brew Tea Co
Link to Moroccan Mint on Brew Tea Co website

I was in Morocco a few years ago and loved the mint tea that Moroccans consume in mass quantities. The tea is loaded with fresh mint and heaps of sugar which balance out the strong gunpowder tea. Since my visit, I have made Moroccan tea at home with fresh mint many times, but this was my first experience with a blend.

Dry leaf:

– The dry leaf is a lime green colour because of the mint, but they are some dark bits (the gunpowder) scattered throughout the blend

– It is a highly aromatic dry leaf because of the mint

Infused tea:

– The infused tea cups out a medium-dark green liquor that has a strong mint aroma

– The liquor has a strong mint flavour, with light undertones of green tea

Conclusions/tips:

– Infuse for five minutes with boiling water. Try it the Moroccan way: with a bit of sugar

– I think the mint in this blend is fantastic – it has a good bite. The gunpowder is very light, and someone who has had Moroccan tea in Morocco might want more tea flavour. Try adding a bit of gunpowder and heaps of sugar to bring back memories of smoky Moroccan cafes!

Score:

4.25/5

Retail price: £4.95 for 100 grams / £19.50 for 400 grams

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About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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