This is another of my older teas from Snake River Teas, a Moroccan Mint blend sourced from International Tea Importers. It’s a traditional blend of gunpowder green tea and peppermint, so nothing particularly exciting; I’m not a fan of gunpowder green tea because I don’t like the smoky notes in it, but if I do have to drink it, strong, crisp peppermint does help mask some of that for me so I don’t mind Moroccan Mint too much, especially cold brewed, as I’ve found sipping this down almost entirely cold brewed those notes seem even more subdued. There is a subtle touch of a somewhat earthy, smoky vegetal taste, but the mint provides a very sharp, clean, refreshing taste that pops on the tongue and settles in the aftertaste, so I’ve actually found this quite nice. I’d still prefer to restock a non-traditional Moroccan Mint blend using a different green tea base that isn’t gunpowder green for my collection now that this is gone (such as Steven Smith Teamaker’s Fez), but this certainly wasn’t difficult to finish off, which I was somewhat expecting given my dislike of the base tea.
Flavors: Earth, Menthol, Mint, Peppermint, Smoke, Vegetal