Casablanca Twist by Adagio Teas

casablancatwistTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Adagio Teas

Tea Description:

An interesting twist on classic Moroccan Mint tea, which traditionally combines Gunpowder green tea from China with fresh mint. We kept the latter, and replaced the smoky notes of Gunpowder with the muscatel highlights of a Darjeeling from India. The result is very a refreshing cup, with bold, cool minty notes, smooth and relaxing texture and flavor. Very intriguing cup.

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Taster’s Review:

This tea is a mint lovers dream! It screams mint from the moment you open the package until you take your last sip. I love mint teas.  I especially love green tea with mint, but this tea takes the award for being the tea with the most mint flavor that I have ever had.

I picked this one up at the Chicago store when I was there for work a couple months ago.  I had never had it but with it being a Darjeeling with mint, I knew I would love it.  So I went with the 2 oz package.  Glad I did.

I prepped this one up per the instructions on the bag, throwing a few more tsps in since I knew I wanted to try this one iced.  (I’ve been in a huge iced tea sort of mood lately).  So refreshing! I just shared a bacon breakfast with my boyfriend so this was the perfect tea to try right after that heavy meal.

The Darjeeling takes a step aside while the mint (which is peppermint) dominates this tea.  I like it, just wish you could taste more of the base tea.  But saying that, I think this would be a great base tea to mix with some herbal teas to bring out a brighter flavor or to spruce up a tea that you might not have liked the first go around.  I have a few of those sitting around.  This would also be a good one to have with some honey for a tea to drink while you aren’t feeling your best.

I can’t say that I would drink this tea by itself again, but I’m eyeing a package of Blood Orange herbal from Adagio that is right next to my computer and my brain is starting to create some other blends I could throw a tsp of this into to make a few new concoctions of my own.

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