Organic Moroccan Mint Tea

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A memorable tea!  With vibrant peppermint and luxury green tea, this is a tea to drink all day long. Organic Moroccan Mint Tea is so soothing and relaxing.  An exotic taste sensation! 

Note, traditionally, Moroccan Mint is a blend of Gunpowder and Spearmint.  We find that this blend of Organic Gunpowder and Organic Peppermint is a notch better.  Let us know what you think!

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  • Country of Origin: United States, China
    Region: Washington State, Zhejiang
    Shipping Port: Seattle, Shanghai
    Grade: Organic Cut and Sift; Second Cut, Organic
    Altitude: 2500 ft above sea level
    Manufacture Type: Field grown, sun dried, machine milled; Gunpowder
    Cup Characteristics: A green tea with balanced green tea body and pungent, cool, and fresh peppermint
    Infusion: Tending yellowish green
    Ingredients: Luxury organic peppermint and organic gunpowder green tea

    Organic Credentials:
    The Metropolitan Tea Company Ltd.
    Certified Organic by QMI Organic Inc.
    Certificate #: 150 - 2008

    Information:
    This tea is a classic blend of Organic Chinese Gunpowder and Washington State Organic Peppermint, which is some of the finest mint in the wrold.  It is a full body green tea with refreshing and clean peppermint. Organic tea is produced without the input of chemical fertilizers or pesticides and herbicides.

    Superior quality Gunpowder Tea comes from the province of Zhejiang in China and from Taiwan. This particular tea comes from a tea estate west of Hangzhou in the hill country of Zhejiang province. The green leaf for this tea is plucked during April, corresponding to the time of the best quality. Legend has it that the name Gunpowder was given by an young English clerk who thought the tiny rolled green balls looked like gunpowder. The Chinese name for Gunpowder Tea is Siaou Chu, which literally means large leaf. Rolling the leaf has two effects on quality of the tea. It forces to the surface flavorful juices that otherwise would remain in the leaf. Rolling also forces out water, thus helps to reduce the tea's final moisture content. The pellet retains its shape during firing and keeps its freshness longer than tea not manufactured in pellet form.

    Peppermint is believed to be a hybrid species that evolved from spearmint and watermint. However, peppermint has been around so long its genealogy is obscure. It has been reported as a stewing herb by ancient Hebrews and it has been found in 3000 year old Egyptian tombs. 2000 years ago the Japanese cultivated peppermint as a source of menthol. Peppermint is a primary ingredient in remedies used in the relief of gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, and local aches and pains. Because of it's bright, pungent flavor, peppermint is often used to mask the unpleasant taste of various medicines. Peppermint tea is made from both the leaves and the flowers. As a hot tea it is cool and refreshing, as an iced tea the menthol content produces a pleasantly chilling taste sensation.  

  • Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to180 degrees. Place 1/2 to 1 teaspoons of Organic Moroccan Mint for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the flavor). Pour into your cup. Milk or sugar is not generally added to the cup.

    Iced tea brewing method (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of 195 degree water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining 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 the hot brew since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.]


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