The scene is well known to Moroccans and visitors alike: an afternoon or evening on one of the city's many rooftop gardens. Steam rising from the tiny glass cups preferred for hot beverages. Local herbs abound and perfume the air. Chiefest and most fragrant among them is, of course, mint.
Mint teas are known round the world as one of the simplest warm tonics available. Mint itself alone can be heated and brewed as a mild tea. But its real strength, as in foods, lies in the potent ways that the cooling herb can be blended.
In Moroccan Mint green tea, that elegance is embodied in the blend of just two ingredients: green tea and peppermint. For anyone who appreciates the inherently healthy boost of limited ingredient dishes, this tea is a prime example. For green tea lovers looking to add a dash of zip to their favorite blend, Moroccan Mint will come as a welcome surprise.
Green tea is lauded as soothing herbal answer to the many rich tisanals out there. Invigorating and refreshing, it divides tea drinkers – some of whom find it just the right astringent tone and some of whom wish that it were a little richer. Now there's a blend that satisfies both desires, and adds an exotic flare to the mix as well.
Moroccans take such personal delight in their green mint tea that it is often the topic of conversation for long afternoon hours, with people comparing and contrasting the quality of different particular brews. For guests, it is an absolutely necessary welcoming item. In city shops and bazaars; shopkeepers will often offer a tray of glasses to visitors who seem like they might spend some time...and some money.
Moroccan Mint green tea is an uncomplicated pleasure – evocative and precise. Sure to be enjoyed and requested by all partakers.
Base leaf: Organic Green tea and Organic Peppermint
Health properties: Source of antioxidants. Source of immune-system boosting catechins
Flavor strength: Mild, crisp, astringent. Primary collection is mint.
The tea is good. Only negative is it is not as minty as I'd hoped.
I was disappointed in the Moroccan Mint tea. Although I put more tea in the brew pot than called for, there was very little mint flavor to the cup of tea at all. I regret ordering as much as I did.
One of my favorites!