This is an outstanding, beautiful, and elegant cup. The green tea is flavorful and light. The mint is soothing. I feel very healthy after a pot of this. Drunk neat, the taste explodes on the tongue. It makes me chant “Carpe Diem! Carpe Diem!”
“It seems like everyone is making fancy iced tea today, and I have some fresh fruit in the fridge so I thought I’d experiment! Cut up a huge strawberry, macerated it in sugar and lime juice...” Read full tasting note
“Loose Appearance: deep green gunpowder pearls Aroma when Dry: powdery mint After water is first poured: vanilla mint icing Tea liquor: At end of steep: faint green Staple? Type yes, won’t buy...” Read full tasting note
“I bought this because I needed a Moroccan Mint fast with the very early summer in the States. It had no flavoring, which is the way I prefer my teas. However, my previous experiences with...” Read full tasting note
“perfect for an hot summer… how i miss an hot summer!” Read full tasting note
Tea of Good Health—Cool and refreshing, this brew is traditionally sipped from glass teacups with an over-indulgence of sugar. A blend of peppermint leaves and fragrant Gunpowder green tea.
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For the record, this really wasn’t anything at all like the mint tea I actually had in Morocco – that is very very minty and very very very sweet (like “the sugar won’t totally dissolve in your hot cup of tea” sort of sweet).
The gunpowder green tea is an interesting twist on “Moroccan” mint tea, and while I was initially taken aback by the difference, I really like it – its not all about sugar and mint, its about the green tea too. I’ve started loving this on cool fall mornings, but its also amazing as an ice tea when sweetened (moderately). I don’t know if “Moroccan” is the right word, but “good” definitely is.
I don’t drink it very often, but when I do I really enjoy it. Goes way back to before I really started drinking tea, and I had this at a friend’s place. So there’s a part of my brain that always associates it with Middle Sunday at Steve & Paula’s. Nice mix of flavors. (Often good during a cold.) Occasionally add sugar, but plain is also good.