Review: Boston Tea Company Moroccan Mint

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Laura’s Teaview Snapshot
Not Great"Moroccan mint blends are frequently requested by me as I enjoy them and I can't say that this one is a standout because it is essentially a spearmint tea only."
Laura’s Teaview: 4/10
Other Teaviews: Vanessa gave it 4/10, Nicole gave it 9/10
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bostonmorrocanmint"This Chinese Gunpowder variety of long-leaf green tea is hand-rolled to form tiny pellets, then blended with fragrant spearmint leaves. When steeped, the tea leaves unfurl, releasing their delicate flavor which, combined with the spearmint leaves. When steeped, the tea leaves unfurl, releasing their delicate flavor which, combined with the spearmint procedures a uniquely refreshing beverage, whether served hot or iced." ---Boston Tea Company website.

One thing that I noticed about this blend when I was scooping it out of my sample package to prepare my cup for review purposes, was that it seemed to be very heavy on the mint and appeared to have very little gunpowder green tea in it. I found this strange and thought that somehow I had maybe gotten the bottom of the tin when Teaviews parcelled out the samples for review. However, when I went out to the Teaviews site to see if this was indicative of other reviewer(s) experiences, I found that Vanessa had noted the same thing in her review. Now, I can't say that if you actually purchased a tin of this from Boston Tea Company that what you would receive would be very heavy on the mint or not as mine and Vanessa's samples were.

The aroma of the dry leaves is totally dominated by a strong spearmint scent that reminds me a bit of toothpaste. I prepared my cup with a heaping teaspoon of the blend and try to coax out as much of the Chinese gunpowder green as I could. However, being that there was so little of it my scoop was still rather heavy on the spearmint leaves. I infused the leaves with water brought to steaming but cut short of boiling and left them for a full 3 min. As expected, the mint totally overwhelms the gunpowder and dominates the flavor profile. The spearmint leaves used in this blend are actually a pretty good choice and seem relatively fresh. However, you can not really taste the green tea at all, which I personally found disappointing, so I cannot comment as to my perception of the quality of the green tea base. Moroccan mint blends are frequently requested by me as I enjoy them and I can't say that this one is a standout because it is essentially a spearmint tea only. Further, you can buy a spearmint only blend at a much lower price point.

If anyone has purchased this from Boston Tea Company and can verify the percentage of spearmint vs gunpowder, I would be interested in hearing so comment below. However, I cannot recommend this due to the disproportionate amount of mint leaves to tea and especially when compared to the price of the blend.

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