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Numi Teas Simply Mint Moroccan Mint Tea Review

An Organic Mint Tea That Is Rather Average

Summary : This is a satisfying, but not especially memorable, organic mint tea from Numi Teas. I felt the mint flavor of this tea was a "bit odd" and not entirely great.

Review : Here it is...2 am. And what am I doing? Drinking tea, what else? And I needed it. Just got back from a late night walk in 0 degree weather...a rarity for Reno, NV. And after this rather short and frigid walk...what better way to warm up then with some tea, other than perhaps a Peppermint Patty mixed drink (which I sadly discovered was not possible as I was out of peppermint schnapps!)?

In any event, I was in the mood for mint so off I went, digging through my kitchen looking for a mint tea I haven't tried yet. And lo and behold, I found a mint tea from Numi Teas that I haven't tried before, which goes by the rather lengthy name of Simply Mint Moroccan Mint Herbal Teasan.

Here is how Numi Teas describes their chamomile tea on their website : "In the Moroccan spring, the snow melts off the Atlas Mountains, watering the plains below. As the days warm, some of the most soothing, refreshing and full-flavored mint flourishes in this ancient land of the Berbers. With a flavor as light and lively as a newly picked leaf, our choice organic mint will become your favorite mint teasan. An all-day or after-dinner delight, no wonder the Moroccans drink ten cups a day."

This tea, which is organic, contains the following ingredients : Organic Moroccan Mint. That's all folks. Nothing else.

This tea has a wonderful mint aroma right out of the foil bag. It smells like, you guessed it, mint. Not spearmint. Not peppermint. Just plain old mint...and in this case, moroccan mint.

For those who haven't tried a moroccan mint tea, be warned that this type of mint tastes nothing like peppermint or spearmint, despite the somewhat similar aroma. Additionally, the flavor of morrocan mint is no where near as sweet as is spearmint or peppermint. So if you have a sweet tooth, find another mint tea to sip on.

The flavor of this tea from Numi tastes pretty similar to other moroccan teas I've tried...just a bit weaker as this is a bagged tea, not a loose-leaf moroccan mint tea. In many ways, moroccan mint has a flavor similar to sucking on a raw mint leaf, and this tea was no exception to that. I can think of no better way to describe it. The taste is very, very fresh, just as Numi states in their description. But at the same time, the flavor is a bit raw...just as if you are sucking on a real-life leaf.

Overall, after sampling several types of moroccan mint teas, I've come to the sad conclusion that I much prefer peppermint and spearmint over moroccan mint. Why...I have no idea. It just IS. That all said, if you prefer "less sweet" mint teas, then I strongly urge you to give this tea a try. Unlike other peppermint or spearmint teas, this particular tea really has little to no sweetness in it.

Recommendation : Maybe. It depends. Depends on what? Simple...if you like sweeter, stronger mints, such as spearmint or peppermint, you'll likely find this tea a disappontment. On the other hand, if you prefer less-sweet mint teas, the odds are good you'll find this tea enjoyable.

Tea Information and Brewing Instructions

  • Tea Reviewed : Simply Mint Moroccan Mint Herbal Tea
  • Manufacturer : Numi Teas
  • Available from : Numi Tea at Amazon
  • Type of Tea : Herbal Tea
  • Leaf Type : Bagged
  • Date of Review : January 9th, 2006
  • Tea Rating :
  • Brewing Instructions : Pour boiling water over tea bag. Let brew for 4-6 minutes. 5 minutes was used for this review.

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