Organic Moroccan Tea


Origin: India

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Moroccan mint tea, also called Maghrebi, that is most associated with Morocco — has a long history in the country. There are conflicting stories about its origins, but the most commonly accepted is that it was introduced to Morocco in the mid-19th century by a British merchant. Unable to sell what he called “gunpowder tea” in the Baltic region of Northern Europe because ports were closed due to the Crimean War, he stumbled upon Morocco, where it immediately became sought after. The locals made it their own by sweetening it and brightening it with fresh mint. You will still often hear it called gunpowder tea today, which gives credence to this story.

Other origin stories tell of the tea brought in much earlier by Arab traders, or introduced as a gift by Queen Anne of England in the 17th century.

The tea most commonly prepared in Morocco is a Chinese/Indian green tea; the country is one of the largest importers of this tea in the world. Fresh mint leaves and sugar are typically added, although the ingredients can vary slightly in different regions and from season to season. Other additions may include lemon verbena, yerba buena, or wormwood leaves. In the Berber region, other herbs such as thyme, lemongrass, sage, or even dried flowers may be used. 

  • 80ºC water temperature
  • 3-4 minutes steeping time
  • 2 grams of tea
  • 250ml of water.

  1. Boosts immune system
  2. Relieves digestive problems
  3. Soothes mind & nerves.

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