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We've blended our smoky Gunpowder Green with pure peppermint leaves, inspired by the tea served in the souks of the Moroccan medina. We've added a sprinkling of blue cornflower petals for a bit of a British touch.
Fired and rolled 'gunpowder' style green tea was one of the first teas the Chinese traded with the Arabs. It's since become particularly prevalent in North Africa, where the tea is traditionally blended with mint and served strong with heaps of sugar. You might like to enjoy our Marrakech Mint in the traditional style with honey or sugar, but we'd suggest brewing lightly to appreciate its nuanced flavour - it's a surprisingly refreshing way to cool off after a hard day's haggling.
Flavoured Green Tea
Minty, Refreshing, Sweet
Sweet and refreshing with a delicious hit of mint
Any heavily spiced Moroccan dish
As an antidote to the after-lunch lull
Add one teaspoon (around 2g) of loose leaf tea per cup and use freshly drawn water heated to around 80 degrees. For the ideal temperature either pour the water before it reaches boiling point or allow the water to sit for 3-5 minutes after boiling. Allow to brew for 2-3 minutes according to taste. Best enjoyed without milk.
Quite unpleasant by Sian Jones on 3rd May 2018
This used to be a lovely refreshing spearmint flavour, and is now a harsh unpleasant peppermint. Such a shame. It's the one and only time I couldn't bring myself to use it all; it went in the compost bin, but I pity the poor plants it goes on.
Sweet and refreshing by Tim Rundle-Wood on 19th March 2018
I’m a green tea fanatic. Not only is this peppermint blend far superior to the old spearmint blend (that tasted like toothpaste!) but it’s my favourite green tea - by far. It’s so fresh and full of flavour.
Why change Moroccan mint? by Amy Baxter on 19th August 2017
I've just bought Marrakech Mint for a friend because Moroccan Mint is my favourite tea ever and they loved it when they tried it. I assumed they were the same tea but I've just read the reviews now and am so disappointed that I've bought it for them. Why on earth did you change the spearmint to peppermint!? I can buy peppermint green tea from any brand but I used to make special trips to areas with a Whittards to pick up Moroccan Mint (which is saying something given the closest store is over 1hr away). I feel it's a really poor decision by Whittards as I have no reason to make the effort now as Moroccan Mint was the pull factor. What a shame - I hope you come to your senses and change it back.
change made it worst by Aleksandr on 10th April 2017
marakesh mint in triangles was excellent, but new product is not that good at all. some values so perfect that they dont need to be changed
Miss moroccan mint! by Mollie on 30th December 2016
This tea is ok but just tastes like regular supermarket bought mint, the moroccan mint whittard used to do was divine! Much nicer, much more earthy and tasted more of green tea and more authentic than this tea. Marrakech mint tastes much too peppermint-y - its like drinking chewing gum! Very sad my favourite whittard tea is gone!
What happened to Moroccan mint? by Alexander Titov on 15th December 2016
What happened to Morrocan mint?? It was by far the superior blend, why on earth substitute something excellent with second best? The new blend is not good enough - at least keep both options available to see what people will buy more. Bring back Moroccan mint!
Reply from Whittard, 19th December 2016
"Hi Alexander, really sorry you don't like tea but, the tea bag has not changed at all, and the only change on the loose tea is to use peppermint for a more authentic flavour. However, we understand taste is personal and our taste guarantee will cover you for a refund or replacement.
Please bring back Moroccan mint! by Niamh on 24th September 2016
I can only agree with the other reviewers. So disappointed with the change in blend. It took me a long time to find a tea that tasted just like the tea we had in Morocco. The new blend is just not as nice.
Prefer Moroccan Mint by Carrie-Ann on 28th June 2016
Not bad for what it is, but... this is NOT anywhere near as good as Moroccan Mint. Please bring back Moroccan Mint tea--yours was the very best I could find before you changed it!
Please bring back Moroccan Mint by John on 12th May 2016
I can only co-sign the previous review. I loved Moroccan Mint and still have a small stack of it in my kitchen. I was curious to try the new Marrakesh Mint, but I am deeply disappointed. While Moroccan Mint always reminded me of the tea you are served when visiting arabic countries or even friends. The new blend tastes like a cheap chewing gum due to the usage of peppermint instead of spearmint. I really don't like it and can only hope that Whittard changes back to the old Moroccan Mind blend.
Tea by Liz Gale on 5th May 2016
why change by Ms Terry Jack on 11th February 2016
Used to love Moroccan mint and bought loads of it over the last few years but it has been changed from spearmint to peppermint and now tastes like drinking chewing gum. I fell in love with mint while travelling in Morocco and wouldn't have if they made it with peppermint. Won't be buying this again
Ever since our founder Walter Whittard weighed out tea leaves behind his high mahogany counter, we’ve been experimenting with our own inventive blends. The Chinese were the first to try blending tea leaves with fruits and flowers and it takes time, skill and imagination to master the art. It’s all about creating the perfect balance of flavours: we blind taste at least 20 different variations before settling on the perfect recipe. Just as some musicians have perfect pitch, an expert tea blender needs to have some pretty perceptive tastebuds…
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