From trips to Morocco, I always loved their spiced mint tea, but not all the sugar! So I searched the souks for an extra-minty mint, and carefully packaged it with a hint of liquorice for sweetness (without the sugar), so that all the aromatic oils come straight to you. Open our Mint & Liquorice Tea and drink in that fragrance. You’ll never go back!
Moroccan mint (98%), liquorice.
Great Taste Award 2014
Herbalists call liquorice an ‘adaptogen’, which means it’s a herb that helps us to physically and mentally adapt and survive in stressful situations.
Mint gets its name from Greek mythology. Minthe the water nymph was caught seducing Hades, the ruler of the underworld, and was turned into a mint plant by his jealous wife, Persephone.
how to enjoy our tea
Enjoy before or after food, or as a general pick-me- up. Infuse for 2-5 minutes.
Note: Mint tea is one of the most popular social rituals in the world. It’s a fabulous digestif after meals.
Want to know more about Moroccan mint tea?
In Morocco, there’s an ancient tradition of mint tea drinking as a sign of hospitality and friendship. Also known as ‘Tourag tea’, it’s prepared with green tea and sugar in a process called ‘atai’, and infused for over 15 minutes. This strong brew is served in tiny glasses, and sometimes poured over fresh mint leaves for extra aroma. On a formal occasion, you’ll typically be served at least three glasses, which have different flavours, depending on the length of infusion.
A famous Magreb tea proverb explains:
The first glass is as gentle as life.
The second is as strong as love.
The third is as bitter as death.
A similar mint tea drink is served in Spain, where it’s typically served iced in the summer.
medical herb Research
Here’s some university medical information about the health benefits of peppermint.
Drinking our tea is not a substitute for seeing a doctor.