It’s always fun discovering a new tea company, especially when you can clearly see the dedication and care they put into the quality of their teas. Serenitea Apothecary was recently put on my radar and while they have a smaller selection, all of their teas are made with organic, high quality ingredients.
I received a sample of their Moroccan Mint tea to try, I had only had one other Moroccan Mint tea before so I was very excited to test out this one. Moroccan Mint teas are blends typically made with a Chinese green tea, usually gunpowder green, and spearmint or peppermint. A simple blend but such a lovely cup of tea when done well. Serenitea Apothecary’s version uses organic gunpowder green tea and peppermint leaf.
The loose tea itself did not have a lot of scent to it, like you would expect from a mint tea. I hot steeped up a small pot first and was very impressed. The tea was so smooth, gentle and relaxing. The flavors were extremely well balanced where neither the green tea nor the mint took any dominating or sharp characteristics. Simply a lovely and soothing pot of tea in which you could clearly tell the quality of the ingredients and the mastery of the blending came into play to make it wonderful.
This tea gave all the indicators for being a delightful summer iced tea so I brewed some more up to chill next.
I steeped up the tea hot, let it cool, and then chilled it in the fridge. Chilled, the tea was very refreshing and would be perfect for a nice drink on a hot day. I think the peppermint comes out a bit more when chilled which gives an extra icy cold effect.
Preference-wise I do think I enjoy the tea better hot, but when chilled it was also a nice, refreshing, and enjoyable drink. Neither version needed any sweetening, the flavors came out beautifully on their own.
I very much enjoyed getting to try out this tea and I am running out quickly so will probably need to order some more soon.
Thanks for joining me, and I hope you have a wonderful day!