Surprisingly, Morocco is one of the leaders among all countries for tea purchases in the world. Moroccans drink as much tea as the Chinese. The history of Moroccan Mint Tea begins in mid-19th century. During The Crimean War, British merchants could not import Gunpowder Tea to Scandinavia and the Baltic region, so their ships loaded with overstocked Chinese Gunpowder Tea were docked in Mediterranean ports. Merchants from Maghreb, countries of North West Africa, started to buy the tea and bring it home.
There Gunpowder Tea was sweetened and brightened with sugar and mint. Tea drinking became a central tradition in social and business life in the Maghreb countries.
Mint Tea drinking became a ceremonial sign of hospitality. The tea is served to the guests by the head male of the family, and it is considered impolite to refuse it.
Traditionally the tea is poured from the teapot into a glass from a height of one meter. It helps to oxygenate the beverage. Most beautifully, it is an art of concentration and mastery. The foam created by this special pouring is viewed as a welcoming sign for guests.
Our Organic Moroccan Mint Tea is one more of our teas that will help you discover tea traditions from all over the world. So enjoy its smooth and refreshing flavor.