Known as ‘Berber whisky’ due its popularity, green tea brewed with mint is an everyday part of Moroccan culture. This tea is traditionally served with an air of theatre, poured from ornate silver teapots at elaborate heights and always shared between friends. Our Moroccan Mint Majesty blend is inspired by these time-honoured traditions, but offers a more effortless cuppa. Enjoy the soothing combination of sweet, fragrant mint with the grassy, chestnut notes of the superior Chun Mee green tea.
For tea lovers who appreciate the finer things in life, our pyramid teabags bring connoisseur and convenience together. Enjoy the refined flavours of luxury loose leaf tea and dried spearmint in one handy teabag. Just like brewing in a pot, the pyramid bags allow the leaves to circulate and infuse properly. Watch as the colours and flavours of the superior ingredients release into your cup. It's the quickest way to brew an exquisite Moroccan mint tea, giving you whole leaf quality in moments. What’s more, the teabags are made from corn starch, so they’re biodegradable, plastic-free and better for the environment.
For this blend, our Tea Masters source whole leaf Chun Mee picked in the spring flush – which gives a sweeter, lighter infusion than many green teas. We source the tea directly from China’s Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang provinces, an area known as the ‘Golden Triangle’ for green tea. Chun Mee tea leaves resemble a human eyebrow (Chun Mee translates as ‘precious eyebrow’) – a characteristic shape achieved through traditional methods of pan frying and hand rolling.
We pair the tea with dried spearmint leaves to create a blend heady with freshness and flavour. It’s a light, glistening infusion with a bold, brisk finish. Transport yourself to the bustling markets of Marrakech with every sip. Imagine stalls filled with vibrant spices, the chatter and clinking of teapots and the unforgettable aroma of fresh ‘Berber whisky’ in the air.
You’ll find 15 loose leaf pyramid bags in this beautiful box, each one string-tagged for easy brewing in cup or pot. In North African culture, families vary the recipe to suit their tastes. Most add sugar, but some also include lemon verbena, star anise and saffron. Steep this tea with hot water for a cleansing, reviving cuppa or create your own signature brew.
Moroccan Mint Majesty also makes a delicious premium ice tea when served chilled. Brew the teabag in a little hot water with a sprinkle of sugar, then dilute with ice cold water. Or, for super-sophisticated summer barbecue sip, scale up the recipe in jugs with sparkling water and ice, fresh lemon and mint sprigs as an even sharper, flavour-packed pitcher for your thirsty guests.
Origin*: China’s Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang provinces - known as the ‘Golden Triangle’*Please note, subject to change due to seasonal variations.
Each and every morning, my favourite cup of tea would be English Breakfast. It’s strong, it’s coloury, it’s got a wonderful nutty flavour that I really do enjoy, and it takes the milk well.William Manning, Senior Tea Taster
In the UK Head Office we taste over 500 cups of tea every day, to search for the best quality teas available from around the world.Dominic Marriot, Tea Taster
Later on in the afternoon I might try something like a Darjeeling that has the muscatel flavour, or maybe even a high-grown Ceylon, but definitely my favourite brew, and the one that I drink the most of, is English Breakfast.William Manning , Senior Tea Taster