Transport yourself to a land of desert sands, caravans and palm tree filled oasis, with Moroccan Mint - a delicious blend of spearmint and green tea. Traditionally, Moroccan Mint tea is served sweetened with sugar, although you can always substitute honey, agave, syrup, whatever sweetener you prefer. Served to guests, this tea is a drink of hospitality and is generally served three times.
The green tea unfurls into large leaves, with a pale ecru cup and a strong minty flavor.
Brew tea at 180º - steep for 2-3 minutes.
This tea pairs well with meat, chicken, fish, vegetables, fruits, chocolate, shortbread and more.
Moroccan Mint Tea Popsicles
2 cups half and half
4 tsp sugar
4 tsp Moroccan Mint Green tea blend
Place the half and half and sugar in a small saucepan and heat until bubbles start to form. Remove from the heat, add the tea, stir and cover. Steep for 5 minutes, then strain the tea leaves, pour in to popsicle molds and freeze.
Real Green Tea Ice Cream
Recipe from Cooking with Tea by Robert Wemischner and Diana Rosen
2 cups whole milk
¼ cup Moroccan Mint Tea
2 cups heavy cream
¾ cup granulated sugar
Finely grated zest of 1 lime
Few drops of pure vanilla extract
In a heavy saucepan, bring the milk and tea to a boil. Remove from heat and infuse for 1 minute. Pour through a fine-meshed sieve into a heatproof bowl, pressing hard on the tea leaves to extract as much of the liquid as possible. Return to a clean saucepan. Add the cream, sugar, and lime zest. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves completely. Cool, then add the vanilla extract. Chill until cold, then freeze using a machine of your choice, following the manufacturer's directions.
||The best minty green Ive tried!
|A sample from my last order! Very simple blend but very delicious! A very sweet gunpowder green base, not vegetal flavored at all with even sweeter spearmint. No peppermint, only spearmint. So refreshing and perfect for so many tea times. Its one of the best minty gunpowder greens Ive ever tried... another example of S&Vs magic. One and a half teaspoons is the perfect amount for a mug. It never gets bitter... only surprisingly sweet.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug// 25 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 20 minutes after boiling // 2-3 minute steep|
||Good as an iced tea.
|It tastes good hot, but I tend to like mint teas more as iced teas. They just seem to work better that way. All it needs is a little bit of sugar and its perfect.|
|The tea is light and refreshing with the mint playing steadily in the background. I love making it as iced tea, perfect for a hot summer day, or a Moroccan mint mojito at night! One of my favorites that I go back to often!|
|- Meg, NC|