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.
– 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
– 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
– 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!
Retail price: £4.95 for 100 grams / £19.50 for 400 grams