MOROCCAN MINT TEA
An extraordinary, every day hospitality, there is nothing that produces so fresh a feeling as the smell of Moroccan mint tea in the air! Blended with gunpowder green tea, the peppermint leaves sooth the mind, relax the body, & feed the soul! It is called gunpowder because each leaf is handrolled into a round that resembles gunpowder pellets, just like “pearl” tea that unfurls in the hot water. Traditionally very sweet, try to add some castor or superfine sugar. With the health benefits of green tea, such as incredible antioxidants, Moroccan Mint is a rewarding experience through and through! (The most consumed beverage in northern Africa)
Ingredients: Gunpowder green tea, & peppermint.
Infusion Methods: Though tea balls and strainers are often used for tea that isn’t pre-bagged, ideal methods of infusing loose leaf teas employ strainers that allow for the tea leaves to completely unfurl and release their flavor.
Some tea enthusiasts dispense with using strainers altogether and drop leaves in the pot directly and then strain the tea when serving into cups (you can use a cup strainer). When employing this method be sure to pour out all tea or remaining liquid will get bitter from over-steeping.
Tea Strength: The strength and flavor of tea is a personal experience.
We aim to provide times and temperatures that reduce the risk of allowing the actual tea leaves (or other delicate herbs in blends) to taste bitter due to too much steep time or to get scorched from too much heat.
If you desire a stronger cup, we suggest using more tea rather than a longer steep time to minimize the potential for a more bitter flavor.
Storage: Teas should be kept in an airtight container away from light and heat. They will be at their freshest within the first 6 months.
Ideal Water Temperature: Water for white and green teas should generally be between 160 and 185 degrees Fahrenheit (not boiling) because the leaves are more sensitive and will burn, dissolving the tannin and making it taste too bitter. Oolong should be brewed between 180 and 200. And black and herbal teas should be brewed between 208 and 212 degrees (boiling). .
Serving Size: 2 grams tea per 8 ounces water (1-2 Teaspoons), however you can make it lighter or stronger to your preference.