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Moroccan Mint No. 1580

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190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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From Tin Roof Teas

This is Tin Roof Teas’ own special blend! Chinese Gunpowder green tea, spearmint, and Egyptian mint. 1 heaping tsp. per 8 oz. Water temp. 90C/194F. Brew 2 min.

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This was a fun tea tasting! Jim Marks suggested that I find out how traditional Moroccan Mint tea is made and served. I read a number of recipes and read how they pour from up high, filling a glass and pouring it back in to mix the sugar in well, and finally pouring from high up again to make a froth on the tea. I had the girls look on a map to see where Morocco is, look at the overall climate, and find movies that were shot in or set in Morocco. (Youngest is a huge Inception fan and was pretty excited about that one!) I described the tall, narrow tea glasses they use that are decorated in beautiful colors with gold filigree.

We poured our frothy tea and drank it. WOW! It has been a long time since I have had any tea with this much sugar in it, but it is DELICIOUS! I am amazed they drink this hot all year in Morocco, but it really is good and the mint is so cooling. They probably didn’t have refrigeration as a common option until recently! I think I like it even more hot than iced, too. (I had it iced at lunch with my banana sandwich.)

The article we read said that this is served to guests as a symbol of your hospitality and is served at least twice a day in most homes. A visitor in a gathering will be asked to judge who is the best tea maker among them. Now if that doesn’t sound like a bunch of Southern ladies gathered around serving their sweet tea to guests, I don’t know what does!

Thanks for the recommendation, Jim! This was fun, and I will definitely try serving it to guests this way in the future. I guess I have to go out and buy some of those gorgeous little glasses now! :)

I really love the spearmint and Egyptian mint in this, and I was disappointed to see that most companies use peppermint. I don’t know if I would like that as well, but I will certainly give it a try.

ScottTeaMan

Yes, but sadly many of the moroccan tea glasses are made in China now. ://

TeaBrat

Simpson and vail has a nice little set, theirs are from Morocco: http://www.svtea.com/Moroccan-Tea-Glasses-Set-of-6/productinfo/A1750/

ScottTeaMan

They’re nice, and that’s rather reasonable for moroccan tea glasses.

ScottTeaMan

All the sets are saweet…….

ashmanra

I looked at both links. Beautiful! I think I see these at Marshall’s and TJ Maxx a lot, so I may try there first. I have trouble trusting items made in China because of the potential lead content, but I guess glass would be safe since the painting is on the outside. Harney and Sons has some, but they cost even more and are solid red, but I consider the gold painting on them to be more traditional. I could be wrong.

Recommend your favorite brands of Moroccan Mint, please, everyone!

ScottTeaMan

The only one I ever tried was Stash’s Iced Tea Bags. It was really good.

TeaBrat

I really liked the Moroccan Mint from the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – however they only sell it in teabag form. I will try Arbor Teas next, they have a spearmint one.

ScottTeaMan

Even though I like Peppermint better than Spearmint, spearmint would be better in Moroccan Mint tea!

Barb

That’s fascinating! I had a vague recollection that it’s traditionally served hot and sweet, and I think I knew about the glasses, but I didn’t know about the frothing and the pouring. Now I want to know what’s different about Egyptian mint.

Scott: all the sets are sending a little ping along my acquisitiveness nerve. I think I want the Genoa Gold set. I had to go look at Amazon’s selection to get a grip. Lots more pretties, and some a bit lower in price.

ScottTeaMan

Yeah, unless you don’t care if the glasses are Made in China. Amazon used to tell customers where their items were manufactured. Now, they rarely do. If they dont list where an item is manufactured, chances are it is made in China, FYI. :))

I had an Egyptian peppermint, that tasted like earthy mint; not as fresh and aromatic and tasty as the Organic peppermint harvested in the USA.

ashmanra

Tin Roof Teas used mostly spearmint, though it lists Egyptian mint as well. I haven’t had it before so I am not sure what it is imparting. I can only tell you that this is exquisite lay sweet and good, with or without sugar! I suppose I should try it with peppermint, too, though.

ashmanra

Hmm, I have some Corsican mint that I just started growing. Maybe someday I can make my own Moroccan Mint! I have Chocolate Mint and used to have peppermint, so I guess it is time to plant spearmint!

ashmanra

Autocorrect is playing havoc with me today! I think I may run over to the health food store and see if they have Stash tea and try theirs, too. Harney and Sons have a great price on the loose pound in a bag, but two of the five reviews are pretty dismal.

ashmanra

I thought I didn’t care much for the Harney and Sons Moroccan glass at first, but a student who just left told me they used to drink tea with a Moroccan friend and they burned their fingers all the time on the glasses. That rib in the middle might be there as a cooler handhold! One set on Scott’s link has the rib as well. Hmmmm….I know they also make metal holders for the glass cups that have a handle, too.

Cheryl

Stash’s is a personal favorite of mine, because it has mainly spearmint (plus peppermint, lemongrass). Adagio’s Casablanca Twist is a good peppermint version, as is Upton’s Moroccan (they used to use spearmint, but have switched to peppermint). I have Adagio plain spearmint and peppermint that I can add to any tea though too (greens/whites), when the mood strikes (it’s a way to use up less than favorite teas too) lol

Cheryl

Oh, and a disclaimer: am not personally a fan of gunpowder green, so that’s why my faves might be different than others. Gunpowder is traditional. (now runs from Amy Oh ….)

MegWesley

I might have to look into making some Moroccan mint like this. I might like it better. Of course, I might actually like loose leaf mint tea better than the bagged mint tea.

Jim Marks

TeaGeschwendner used to sell a very good Moroccan style, I don’t know if they still do.

I don’t know what your articles did or didn’t talk about, but traditionally, the tea leaves and mint leaves are left on a low boil in the tea pot for extremely long periods of time. The result would be horribly bitter if drunk straight and this is why they add so much sugar. If you prepare an orthodox steeping, you probably don’t need very much sugar.

Many hot parts of the world drink hot tea year round — especially desert places where sweating actually cools you (unlike Houston where it just gives you swamp butt). And yes, the mint is, I think, specifically added for the cooling effect as well.

And yes, you could just buy good gun powder green tea (Morocco is actually the largest importer of this tea in the world) and fresh mint leaves and make your own.

ashmanra

Tin Roof Teas used to be a Teageschwender tea shop but decided to source from several distributors. This is their own house blend, but I betcha it is based on the one from Teageschwender! I will have to look at their site. I bet going with them won’t save any bucks, though.

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This is a sample from Ashmanra. Thanks for the chance to try another moroccan mint!

This is a good example of a moroccan mint. It sweet from the mints. The base is exactly what I expected. I think this one may be heavier on the spearmint than I’m used to. I feel like this is a smoother version. Thanks again Ashmanra.

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190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Glad you liked it!

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