AWARD WINNER: at the 2017 Global Tea Championships
Hand-rolled gunpowder tea and cooling mint.
1. Heat water to 175˚F.
2. Place tea in cup and pour water over the leaves.
3. Steep for 2-4 minutes.
For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.
I took my grand daughters to a Princess Tea and they tasted, and enjoyed, the mint tea that was served. When we got back home I made Moroccan Mint Tea for the girls. It was cold and rainy that day, so I served the tea hot. However, the girls enjoyed the tea so much that they commented that it would be great cold, as well. I like it cold on a very hot summer day.
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.