Moroccan Mint (Organic)
Refreshing cool mint flavour in a green tea. A delicious and heady combination of mint, cinnamon and liquorice root.
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Grade: Pekoe Style
Altitude: 750m – 900m above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: Refreshing cool mint flavor in a green tea. A delicious and heady combination
Infusion: Pale yellow green
Ingredients: Sencha Green Tea, Peppermint, Spearmint, Cinnamon, Liquorice Root
Description: Tea blended with mint (Latin: Mentha piperita) is one of the oldest variations in the world of tea. From Armenia, where mint is known as Ananookh, to Khazakstan, where it goes by the name Jiyek jalbız, to Morocco where it is called Eqama, people have been adding fresh mint leaves to tea for at least a thousand years.
But even before it was added to tea, the bitingly sweet herb was enjoyed on it’s own, or in oil form, for hundreds of years before that. For example, did you know that Mint was mentioned in the Old Testament? It’s in there. In the Bible’s original Greek it was called hedyosmon, which translates directly into English as “the sweet smelling one”. And a sweet smelling herb it is.
Olfactory scientists claim that the scent of mint is one of the most recognizable on the planet. The scent is pure, refreshing, pungent and slightly burning when highly concentrated.
We think you’ll be delighted by this tea. The characteristically intense flavor of the herb infuses sweet minty notes that blend
beautifully with the tea’s mellow profile.
Hot Tea Brewing Method: When preparing by the cup, this tea can be used repeatedly – about 3 times. The secret is to use water that is about 80ºC. Place 1 teaspoon in your cup, let the tea steep for about 3 minutes and then begin enjoying a cup of enchantment – do not remove the leaves from the cup. Once the water level is low – add more water, and so on and so on – until the flavour of the tea is exhausted. Look at the pattern of the leaves, they foretell your fortune.
Alternatively as with all top quality teas, scoop 2-4 teaspoons of tea into the teapot, pour in boiling water that is fresh, steep for 2 – 4 minutes (to taste), stir (virtually all the leaves will sink), pour into your cup but do not add milk or sugar since green tea is enjoyed ‘straight up’.
Iced Tea Brewing Method (To make 1 litre): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pou 1¼ cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher training the leaves. Add ice and top up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water]
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