Organic North African Mint

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Green Tea
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Flavors
Ginger, Mint, Spicy, Earth, Licorice
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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 5 g 17 oz / 492 ml

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Explore Northern Africa, from its souks to its deserts, with this intense combination of spices and mint. It combines organic green tea and peppermint with organic cardamom, ginger, licorice root, fennel clove and black pepper. Deliciously sweet, with all the romance of the Maghreb. (MK Kosher)

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12 Tasting Notes

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82 tasting notes

I was really eager to try this tea. The mere idea of a minty tea makes me happy and I am looking to restock my winter teas. This was a small sample from the Resolution set sold at Christmas.

Dried the leaf produces a spicy mint aroma, something I was not sure I would enjoy since I was picking up the ginger and mint together. I am not a huge fan of ginger unless my stomach is upset. Brewed it produces an orange brown liquid, with a strong mint aroma and ginger undertones. I had to take several sips of the tea before I picked up on a distinct flavour of mint, but the more I drank, the more I drew out the ginger which gave it a sort of spicy mint flavour.

While I am not a fan of the ginger, I will not count this one out just yet. It may come in handy if I decide to buy more.

Flavors: Ginger, Mint, Spicy

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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50
15 tasting notes

At first I really enjoyed the earthy mint flavour. It’s not overwhelming mint. After a few cups I’ve now tasted ginger or liquorice and it isn’t something I would buy again. I’d recommend it for those who love mint and ginger. It is a well made tea but it’s not to my taste.

Flavors: Earth, Ginger, Licorice, Mint

Preparation
1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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100
3 tasting notes

Love it!! It’s very refreshing, especially after heavy lunches

Flavors: Mint

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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50
56 tasting notes

Don’t mind this one. I can’t stand the taste of ginger but it’s more heat than flavour in this case, which I can deal with. The licorice root adds a nice sweetness without overpowering. Mint should have been the star with spices as the complimenting flavour rather than the other way around. Overall, not horrible but I won’t be buying more. Note – as it cooled down I started to taste bubblegum? Wasn’t expecting that lol.

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46 tasting notes

Organic North African Mint by DAVIDsTEA was THE ONLY tea that I disliked the most out of the entire 24 Days of Tea.

I was going to use the word hate because that’s how much I did NOT like this tea, but hate is a pretty strong word to use in the same sentence as tea (and in general) and at the end of the day it’s still tea and I love tea.

But seriously, I thought this tea was so awful I couldn’t finish it.

The dominant flavour that kept hitting me in my face was BLACK PEPPER.

Holy cow was that pepper so strong, it entirely ruined everything.

It’s sad because I wanted to love this tea and I had really high hopes for it. It combined two types of teas I love – green and mint. In theory it should have been a magical tea but it makes me sad to say that it was really terrible.

After the shock of pepper subdued, you got a second round of spices in your face. Yes cardamon, ginger, and fennel – I’m looking at you.

This tea was also way too spicy it left my mouth burning and overall in a very uncomfortable state. Maybe I just got unlucky with the batch I got, because I couldn’t taste any green tea or peppermint. For now I have no urge to try this tea again anytime soon, as it left me kind of scarred.

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90
3 tasting notes

One of my favorite teas, the mint comes in strong, the green tea is astringent, and the follow through is the licorice root, leaving my mouth sweet, and wet. I was unable to get through going to school without a mug of this to wake up, and despite the low caffeine content, was the perfect wake up, without a crash afterwards.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 24 OZ / 700 ML

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40
67 tasting notes

Meh. Pretty average. Minty, with a bit of a spicy kick. I drank one cup and gave the rest of it away.

Flavors: Ginger, Mint

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65
16 tasting notes

It’s okay. Light, fresh and minty. Although I must keep in mind that I do not quite like minty teas (expect for pure peppermint). Not the best.

Flavors: Mint

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2356 tasting notes

Another one from Stephanie – thank you! A teaspoon and a half and WHOA that is alotta mint. It’s not as bad as I expected from the not-so-good Steepster rating. The blend itself looks like all the pieces are finely ground for some reason. It’s supposed to be hojicha, I guess, though it’s hard to tell. I couldn’t really tell which type it was by the flavor anyway… there is too much flavor from the spices. I could swear there was a sweetness from stevia or something, but that may have just been the licorice. A ton of sweetness and mint with this blend, basically.

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127 tasting notes

BLECH. I tried it… but no no no. This is terrible. Couldn’t muster more than 2 sips before I poured it out. The mint sticks to your mouth in a very unappealing way and the rest of the strong spices just gives me a headache.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 15 sec
mj

Surprisingly, the version of this tea (and by that I mean green tea + mint blend) that I liked the best was Teavana’s Moroccan Mint. I tried DT’s North African Mint, the Teavana one, and Berber by Tay Tea.

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