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Dragonwater Moroccan Mint Green Tea Review
A Delightfully Light and Minty Green Tea
Summary : Well, if you like mint, and you like green tea...then I have a tea for you. The Moroccan Mint Green Tea from Dragonwater Tea Company (now out of business) is a perfect blend of green tea with a light mint taste. The tea is also organic, too.
Review : Sweet revenge. Or, that is my mood right now. You see, a good friend just received a unique Christmas gift from me. She never believed I would buy it and send it to her...well, she was wrong. And for some odd reason, I find some strange satisfaction in knowing that I made her day, however little she will ever admit to it. It's just too bad I couldn't have been there when she opened up the package...I suspect the look would have indeed have been priceless!
And so, savoring my little ambush on my friend today, I realized I was in the mood for something sweet. And, for me at least, that means "mint", whether that be peppermint, spearmint or any other type of mint found on this planet.
Thus, I dug through my samplers of teas from the Dragonwater Tea Company (now out of business) looking for just the right tea. And there is was...Moroccan Mint (Organic) Green Tea.
Well, up to this point in my life, I've only had two mint green teas, one of which was beyond superb and another which was a something of a disappointment. However, the disappointment came from a cheap bagged tea, and the superb tea was a loose leaf tea. And since the Moroccan Mint Tea from the Dragonwater Tea Company (now out of business) was a loose leaf tea, I will be honest and say that I REALLY had my hopes up for this tea.
Here is how Dragonwater describes this tea on their website : "Moroccan Mint (Organic) Tea. Organic green Gunpowder tea blended with organic spearmint leaves. A classic Moroccan treat. Great iced! "
Happily, this tea dis not disappoint me. Indeed, I was actually rather pleasantly surprised by the tea. Although with hindsight, I probably should not have been. The tea smelled absolutely delicious right out of the bag...indeed, you could smell the fragrance of this tea before the bag that held the loose-leaf tea was even opened. And this is always a good sign when dealing with mint tea!
Admittedly, the taste of this tea surprised me a bit. Reason? Simple...the flavor of this tea was significantly "less minty" than the Mint Green Tea that Culinary Teas has, and which I just love. Yet...this tea, while lighter in the mint flavor category, had a very relaxing...almost soothing...taste to it.
The after-taste of this tea was also quite light...and didn't last long. Depending on your mood, this may be either a good thing or a bad thing I guess. But right now, as I write this review I'm not in the mood for a long lasting after-taste, so the lack of a powerful after-taste is a good thing.
Overall, I especially liked this tea. So I'll give you one tidbit of advice in the world of mint green teas, at least among the loose-leaf teas of the world. If you want a STRONG mint taste, try the Mint Green Tea from Culinary Teas. On the other hand, if you want a LIGHTER mint taste, go with this tea that Dragonwater has. Both are superb teas...they just each have different degrees of "mint" to them. And to me, this is a good thing, since I now have a mint green tea for all occasions!
Recommendation : Absolutely. The mint taste in this tea is not nearly as strong as the Mint Green Tea that is from Culinary Teas. Thus, if you want a "lighter" mint taste, then this tea is for you. Otherwise, if in the mood for a stronger mint tea, go with the other one.
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