Organic Moroccan Mint Green Tea

Bold spearmint blended with full-bodied lightly smoky gunpowder green tea

fair trade certified certified organic
Organic Moroccan Mint Green Tea
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Organic Moroccan Mint Green Tea

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Based on the traditional Moroccan beverage, this Fair Trade Certified organic loose tea blend combines gunpowder green tea and organic spearmint. The dark golden infusion of this aromatic organic Chinese tea is alive with spearmint. The gunpowder lends a full body and light smoke. Traditionally served in a beautiful silver teapot, you can now create your own authentic Marrakesh beverage by adding a generous amount of sugar or honey to this organic green tea.

Ingredients: organic Chinese green tea and organic spearmint

What are Blended Teas?

Organic Tea with Mint

Our delicious blended teas use the same top-quality organic teas and/or botanicals offered in our single origin varieties, but are comprised of teas, herbs, fruit, and/or flowers of multiple origins and/or varieties. When blending our teas, our goal is to create a cup with a specific flavor profile in mind. Unlike single origin teas, which can vary from harvest to harvest (just like wine!), blended teas trade seasonal variation for year-to-year consistency. As a result, the formula and/or appearance of our blends may change over time, but you can rest assured that you’ll always receive an organic cup of tea with consistent flavor.

Steeping Instructions

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At Arbor Teas, we believe tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! When brewing your tea, your main considerations are tea quantity, water temperature, and steeping time. We recommend green and white teas to be steeped for 2 to 3 minutes in water heated to not-quite-boiling, just as bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pan (approximately 170 to 180 degrees F). For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible. Try not to steep your tea longer than necessary, as you’ll extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves. If you want a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea. And don’t forget to re-steep your tea leaves to get the most out of your leaf!

Looking for more info? Check out our How-To Guides and Eco-Brewing Tips!

Staff Perspectives

  • Lea

    "Refreshing minty green tea! Try this one iced."

  • Jeremy

    "People really go crazy for the combination of rich green tea and mint!"

  • Aubrey

    "This blend has stood the test of time for good reason! A favorite of mine as well as many of our customers."

Health Benefits

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Like all true tea, green tea offers many potential health benefits. Research has found that tea (Camellia sinensis) can have many positive effects on human health, including improved cardiovascular function, cancer risk reduction, improved immune function, improved oral health, and help with weight management. Tea is also full of polyphenols, which are a class of antioxidant that help your body maintain homeostasis and balance your stress levels.

Green tea specifically is known for its array of health benefits, which have been supported by a growing number of studies. Green tea research has demonstrated that it may be an effective anticancer agent for breast cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer and prostate cancer, among others. Studies have shown a link between green tea and weight loss, and the ability to modulate energy metabolism, aid in body fat regulation, and possibly promote preferential loss in abdominal fat. Research has also shown that green tea may increase performance for short term memory tasks, as well as being increasing potency of antibiotics. Other peer-reviewed studies link green tea to healthy skin, help with lowering cholesterol, and regulating diabetes. It’s important to keep in mind that many of these studies monitor subjects who drink several cups of green tea per day.

For more information about the health benefits of green tea, and for direct sources of the above information, check out our Tea Health Benefits page!

Please note: the information above is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Moroccan Mint Tea

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As with many cultures across the globe, the consumption of tea holds great significance in Moroccan life. This is demonstrated in part by the highly ornate teapots (often engraved silver), trays, and crystal glasses used in its preparation and service. Traditionally, tea is prepared in a samovar which brews strong, highly concentrated tea. Usually a gunpowder variety of green tea is used. After brewing, the tea is heavily sweetened with sugar and flavored with a touch of mint. The teapot is held high in the air while pouring the tea into the small, delicate glasses. This showy feat is made possible by the long and slender curved spout on the Moroccan teapot (and a lot of practice). Moroccan Mint Green Tea is an excellent accompaniment to rich and flavorful Moroccan cuisine.

For even more information about this and other traditions, visit our Tea Traditions Page!

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  • 4
    Definitely best as a Cold Brew

    Posted by Bri Hager on 8th Aug 2018

    I bought the Cold Brew Iced Tea Maker from this website as well, and pairing that with this tea seems to extract the best taste from the Moroccan Mint. For those (myself included) who were surprised to find that the taste of this tea was lighter than they expected, I'd recommend that.

  • 5
    The Real Taste of Morocco

    Posted by Geoff on 8th Apr 2017

    I have tried many Moroccan Mint Teas over the years in an effort to duplicate the tea my family and I had many years ago. All of them did not match up. The mint taste was wrong, there was a sour aftertaste, the green tea flavor did not match up. That is until now. This Moroccan Mint Tea is amazing! It tastes just like the one of years past; which we were told was near impossible to get in the US. The mint is sweet but not overpowering. The green tea lends the perfect backdrop of earthiness. Best part: Organic!

  • 4
    Little More Mint

    Posted by Melissa on 2nd Apr 2017

    I liked this tea a lot, but just wish there was a tiny bit more mint flavor to it. Otherwise, good tea.

  • 4
    Calming

    Posted by Kara on 12th Apr 2016

    This green tea is slightly smoky (hence, the gunpowder type) and only very slightly minty. I generally prefer more mint in my tea blend but I actually found this quite calming. Not bad! Perhaps Arbor Teas could make a second version with stronger mint flavor.

  • 3
    Where is the Mint?

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Nov 2015

    Although a pleasant tea, not very Minty, I like my tea with more flavor, this one tasted more like plain old green tea with a very light mint aftertaste.

  • 3
    Tastes like green tea, mint and kissing a smoker

    Posted by Matthew F. on 5th Nov 2015

    I switched from Mighty Leaf mint tea because Arbor teas are organic. However, the mint flavor is not as strong and there's a subtle flavor that I can only describe as kissing a smoker. It's been 30 years since I kissed a smoker, but the memory lingers.

  • 5
    Refreshing!

    Posted by Yen Wen C. on 18th Jun 2014

    It's certainly one refreshing green tea! The mint taste is not too strong and I finds it quite comforting even in winter time. Now it's summer... Good sun brew green tea with a twist of mint is very good living! Love it!

  • 5
    So Fresh!

    Posted by K on 5th Mar 2014

    I'm not a fan of spearmint but I like Moroccan mint tea, so I bought a 3.5 oz bag to give it a try. I like to brew mint teas by the gallon and chill them to keep in the fridge to drink instead of water during the warmer months. This year I jumped the gun and brewed a gallon despite it still being the Winter that Wouldn't Die. The scent of this loose-leaf tea is insanely fresh and sweet, and the flavor doesn't disappoint. Fresh, cool, cleansing, with a touch of green tea bitterness and astringency at the end.

  • 5
    Pleasant Surprise

    Posted by Tammy on 25th Oct 2013

    I love Spearmint and Peppermint Tea. I tolerate Green Tea. This was truly a pleasant surprise and I am not a Green Tea fan. I sweetened this with honey. There is still a little green tea aftertaste right toward the end but the majority of the cup the tea had a refreshing taste that left your palate feeling clean. This is definitely going to become a favorite and I now am a Green Tea Fan!

  • 5
    Candy

    Posted by Tom on 20th Jun 2013

    The moment I tried this tea for the first time this evening, I was pleasantly surprised at how flavorful (but not overpowering) it was. Try it with honey for a unique taste I would describe as liquid candy.

  • 5
    Perfect!

    Posted by Ali on 24th Feb 2013

    I fell in love with this style of tea while traveling in Morocco. Since returning, I bought many "Moroccan mint" blends and they weren't quite right. This one is perfect. I add a generous amount of sugar and am taken right back to my time in Morocco.

  • 5
    This one...

    Posted by S. Nelson on 16th Jan 2013

    Oh, this one. From the second I put the tea in my tea ball, I could smell a refreshing and sweet spearmint scent. The steam that rises from the mug is refreshing, and I have been known to sit and just breathe in the steam til the tea gets lukewarm. If you're not a fan of spearmint, I wouldn't recommend this, as that flavor does come through, but I found it didn't manage to overpower the light green tea taste that's also a part of the tea. For me, a sprinkle of stevia makes this a perfect drink to get me through the work day.

  • 4
    Good

    Posted by C Jones on 1st Oct 2012

    This tea is good. To me it has a hidden smokiness in the background. I am use to a more crisp green mint tea but find this very pleasing.

  • 4
    this summer's iced tea!

    Posted by Deborah on 23rd May 2012

    Have always enjoyed black mint tea iced; this year I decided to try green mint. The Organic Moroccan Mint Green is just wonderful iced. (Good hot too.) Very pleased with the flavor, even unsweetened. My teen son likes it as well. I know what we're drinking this summer.

  • 4
    Delightful.

    Posted by K Gaffney on 5th Feb 2011

    Definitely buy this one in bulk if you like spearmint. The green tea/spearmint blend is amazing. It's tasty to the palate and very soothing to the belly especially after dinner. I enjoy it with a bit of lemongrass blended in and generous amounts of honey.

  • 5
    Refreshing

    Posted by Unknown on 28th Jun 2010

    This is a great summer tea. I served it as iced tea with a sprig of fresh mint from my garden and everyone including guys who normally wouldn't touch green tea loved it. Very flavorful and perfect for a hot summer day.

  • 5
    Family Favorite

    Posted by Bill Edwards on 19th Nov 2007

    This is my wife's favorite and everyone in the family loves it. We have tried many Moroccan Greens and this is the hands down winner. This is one we will keep in bulk. If you like mint buy the large size and live happily ever after!

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