The taste is mint. I like that they mixed the spearmint tea with green tea for a little kick. However, I do not like the fine grind of the mint tea. It makes a mess in the tea cup and I hate pieces of tea in my tea when I am drinking it. I will try another strainer for this tea. Currently I am using the KATI® STEEPING CUP & INFUSER and I have tea pieces all through my cup of tea.
I’ve just returned from Morocco, where the tea is always made with the fresh version of Maghrebi spearmint. Unlike most “Moroccan Mint Teas” available in the States, which are made with an excess of peppermint flavoring, this tea is the closest I’ve found to the original. The dried spearmint is as close in flavor to the fresh one as you can expect of a dried herb, and the Gunpowder tea imparts the perfect balance of flavor with a slight bitterness on subsequent rebrewing. Definitely not a candy cane in a cup.