Thank you to Rosanne and Tealated for the large sample of this Moroccan Mint tea. I’ve been meaning to try this for a few days but since the weather has been so cold here I’ve put it off in favor of heartier black teas. Well, the cold isn’t going away anytime soon so now is as good a time as any to put this in my cup.
This tea smells mostly of spearmint and the dry mix is made up of bits of green and brown leaves of various sizes. It looks like there might be a few stems thrown in as well but that’s fine by me – herb stems typically carry some of the flavor of the leaves. The green tea is rolled into compact little pellets. I’m guessing that’s the gunpowder green though I’m not sure since I don’t think I’ve tried it before.
The flavor is a slightly cooling mint, but it isn’t at all overpowering like some mint teas I’ve tried. I’m not really picking up on the green at this point – just mint. The aroma is reminiscent of a dewy spring morning when everything is starting to thaw and peek out through the dirt. I love how refreshing the scent is. That fresh quality transfers over to the taste and has brought a faint smile to my lips. This really doesn’t need sweetener but I’m going to add a bit of honey to see if it will draw the flavors out.
Wow, I’m really enjoying this. The honey adds some sweetness, of course, but doesn’t do anything to develop the flavors. It’s good enough on its own. This one is definitely above average for me. I’ll be ordering more once my sample runs out. Thanks again, Rosanne!
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I’m trying a re-steep of this and it smells like pickles (??). Strange. I’m guessing I burned through most of the mint during the first steep. I’m tasting more of the tea and much less of the mint. I’ve left it unsweetened this time since I can’t imagine honey going well with pickles. :)
Flavors: Mint, Spearmint