Moroccan Mint Herbal Tisane from Numi Organic Tea

moroccanmintTisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy:  Numi Organic Tea

Tisane Description:

Our organic Moroccan Mint, known as “nana mint,” flourishes in North Africa. With a flavor as light and lively as a newly picked leaf, it has a sweet spearmint flavor that is refreshing and soothing any time of day.

Learn more about this tisane here.

Taster’s Review:

I received a bag of this Moroccan Mint Herbal Tisane  from Numi Organic Tea in my May Goodies box.  And while I was happy that Goodies sent me tea (I love it when I get tea in my foodie tasting boxes), I’m a little disappointed too … as it would seem to me that the people at Goodies don’t seem to realize that tea should be loose leaf.  *sigh*

When I opened the pouch holding the tea bag, I could smell the fragrant mint.  It reminded me of the aroma I’d experience if I opened a package of Doublemint Gum.  Very fresh, very minty!

The flavor is very minty too.  No big surprise there, right?  It has a vibrant, crisp and cool taste that leaves the palate feeling fresh.  But what I’m liking is that it’s not … hitting me over the head with minty flavor … which is kind of surprising because my experience with pure mint has been a very strong minty taste.  This is lighter … more subdued.  Nice … but surprising.

Then I read the description from Numi which states that this is Nana mint … which is a cultivar of spearmint.  (Learn more about it here)  The Nana mint is a milder variety of mint … which explains why this is more subdued.  I don’t recall having tried Nana mint before … so this might very well be a first for me.

I liked it … didn’t love it … but it makes me curious about Nana mint and I think I’ll be seeking out other teas with Nana mint so that I can have more experience with this herb.

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