Green Tea with Mint 20 teabags
Inspired by a Moroccan recipe
Grown in the Zhejiang province of China, this cru naturel green tea is an excellent quality tea known as “Gunpowder”. Meticulously rolled into small pearls which unfold in the teapot, Gunpowder is a delicious green tea which develops a fresh, delicate flavour. These tea leaves are infused with natural essences and the organic Nanah Mint leaves of Morocco.
It is a golden, digestive, refreshing tea which can be enjoyed throughout the day. Intense and delicate, Gunpowder is renowned for its freshness and thirst-quenching properties.
Box of 20 individual teabags (20 x 2g)
Composition: Gunpowder Organic Green Tea, Organic Nanah mint leaves, natural essence of Nanah mint.
The history of Moroccan mint tea dates back to the XIXth century and the Crimean War. Deprived of the Slave ports, the British, who then took control of the tea trade in Europe, opened up trade routes in Tangier and Essaouïra. Accustomed to drinking herbal teas comprising concoctions of Nanah mint leaves, the Moroccans discovered Gunpowder green tea known as the "Pearl of China". They naturally decided to blend these two remarkable ingredients.
Mint tea is offered and consumed as a sign of hospitality because, according to a Tuareg proverb, "three conditions are needed to make tea: time, embers and friends”. It's perfect for rounding off a meal, but it can also be consumed all day long. The tea is served three times without changing the leaves. The flavours and appearance of the herbal tea therefore change each time it is served. An Arab proverb describes these three infusions: The first cup is bitter like life. The second cup is as gentle as love. The third is as soothing as death.
Mint tea is traditionally prepared in a typically Moroccan teapot and poured from a considerable height, which allows it to oxygenate and release all of its flavours. The presence of froth on the surface of the tea, also known as "turban" is a sign of a successful infusion.