Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Boston Tea Company Moroccan Mint

This tea consists of a gunpowder green tea blended with spearmint leaves. The tea leaves are rolled into tiny balls. The aroma was very strong, like sniffing a freshly opened pack of a chewing gum. I steeped this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker using 180 degree water for four minutes. The liquor was a deep gold color. When cold brewing I used two quarts of water to 1/4 cup of leaf and steeped for five hours.

Even though I tend to lean towards unflavored teas, Moroccan Mint has always been one of my favorites. The taste of this tea was mint, mint and more mint; just the way I like it. The green tea provided just a bit of smokiness in the background but the spearmint really takes the center stage here. It was even more refreshing when I used cold brewed some iced tea. The pure and clean taste of this tea has got me dreaming up ways to use it in the kitchen. Mint infused chocolate pudding anyone? I would definitely recommend this tea.

You can find out more about this tea here.

2 comments:

  1. This sounds more authentic from how you describe it. From what I've read, in Morocco they use gunpowder tea, with that smoky aroma. Often, here in the U.S., people throw around the term "Moroccan Mint Tea" to mean any green tea blended with mint...

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  2. Thanks for the comment Alex. That was exactly my feeling on it. Moroccan Mint is definitely an overused term.

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