The golden-green hue evokes sun-soaked tea-fields near Hangzhou Bay. Its menthol-fresh scent whisks you to the hookah-lined terraces of a Casablanca teahouse. You’re about to drink Tea Forté’s Moroccan Mint tea, a refreshing fusion of Chinese and North African influences, best enjoyed post-meal as an excellent digestive aid.
This enticing brew starts with Chinese gunpowder green tea, picked from the lush, green tea-fields of Zhejiang, China. The leaves are hand-rolled to safeguard their precious oils, giving them a distinct pellet shape from which they obtain their “gunpowder” moniker. They also gently pop open when steeped in water, like miniature explosions.
Added are leaves of Atay Bi Nahna, or mint tea, the national drink of Morocco. This fragrant spearmint can only be found in North Africa, and is often served as a gesture of hospitality. It gives the gunpowder tea an extra boost of menthol, stirring the palate with a smooth, fresh finish.
Combined, these create a kosher-certified tea that is not only unique and exquisite, but also healthy. Nana leaf is often used as a tea for digestion and fighter against heartburn, while green tea detoxifies the body, regulates blood sugar, and encourages healthy skin, bones and teeth.
The loose leaves of this sweet and minty tea come sealed in an airtight can decorated with stylistic images and fonts. Inside are approximately 50 servings, depending on how weak or how strong you prefer the tea. We recommend steeping the tea for 2-4 minutes at 175 F. For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 teaspoons per 8 oz glass.
Moroccan Mint Tea is a creation of Tea Forté. Starting out in Massachusetts in 2003, this company began with a highly stylized product line based on traditional Japanese tea drinking ceremonies, intended to “elevate a cup of tea into an extraordinary experience for all your senses.” Today, they present an unparalleled variety of handcrafted teas and tea accessories with sumptuously decorated packaging. Enjoyed in over 35 countries, their products can be found in the most prestigious restaurants, hotels, resorts and luxury retailers, making them ultimate ambassadors of the tea-drinking experience.