Moroccan Mint Green Full-Leaf
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Tea of Good Health - Cool and refreshing, this brew is traditionally sipped from glass teacups with an overindulgence of sugar. Fragrant gunpowder and refreshing mint brews a soothing cup.
Green tea contains less than a quarter the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee. More about caffeine.
Steeping green tea is easy. Simply heat fresh, filtered water just short of boiling. Then pour water over tea and steep for 1-3 minutes (if using a tea bag) or 2-4 minutes (if using full-leaf tea.)
Finest Formosan gunpowder green tea leaves and peppermint
What our Citizens are saying about this great gift of the leaf...
Ok, but not the "right" mint
I received this as a gift recently. I've since "shared" it with another (mainly because the person I gave it to loved it far more than I did). When I first opened the tin, I immediately noticed that the mint was clearly peppermint, not spearmint. When I came to the site to look up this tea, it says in the ingredients tab "Finest Formosan gunpowder green tea leaves and peppermint". Moroccan mint is generally made Mentha spicata Nana, which is a spearmint. To someone who can't taste the difference between the two mints, it probably wouldn't matter. To someone who can taste the difference, it's a huge difference and not the "right" flavor for a proper Moroccan mint tea. Having said that, it was still fairly good tea. If I wanted a peppermint tea, this one would be in my top 3 choices. The smokey flavor of the gunpowder under the peppermint put the flavor in what I call the baby bear range. Not too strong, not too weak, but just right. You know, if I was looking for a peppermint tea... As a peppermint tea, this would easily get 5 stars. As a Moroccan mint tea...? It's lucky to get 2, and that's only because it was good, just not "Moroccan mint tea".
I've come to enjoy Moroccan mint tea ever since I had a pot at a Moroccan restaurant. From all the positive comments I read here I ordered some. You cannot imagine my disappointment when upon opening the tin all I could smell was PEPPERMINT... Any time I've ever had mint tea, the "mint" has always been spearmint!! In fact, "Google-ing" "Moroccan mint tea", it specifically states it is made with spearmint. I DESPISE peppermint and hate that I wasted my money.
Tea is an important part in our Middle Eastern culture. This is the only mint tea I buy!
This tea is mostly delicious, but I will say this: a little goes a long way! The mint is slightly overwhelming for me, so I like to mix a little of this tea with my favorite plain gunpowder green tea, and it is the perfect blend.
I love having mint tea especially when I have a stomach ache or after a heavy meal! No sugar is needed.