It’s really hard to find my favorite Moroccan Mint Green Tea in the UK, and so I thought I would try the Dragonfly brand of Moroccan Mint when I saw it in my local Sainsbury’s last week.
Dragonfly is a well respected brand of tea in the UK, also I am pleased to see now available in the USA through Amazon.com.
The first thing when reading a description of this tea is to not be put off by it, since the description says:
Dragonfly Moroccan Mint Green Tea is an organically grown, authentic and delicious blend of brisk Chinese Gunpowder tea and refreshing organic Moroccan spearmint. Gunpowder green tea is named after its appearance: the dark green tea leaves are rolled by hand into tiny pellets that resemble gunpowder.
It’s quite easy to get a mental picture of an old man sitting in a back room in Morocco, rolling up tea-leaves into pellets with his bare hands and dirty finger nails. I am sure this is not how it’s made – well at least I hope not! It certainly doesn’t taste like it, which is a good thing.
The first thing to note here is that the tea comes in a box of 20 sachets, each tea bag being individually wrapped to help lock in the flavor.
Just opening the sacket reveals a wonderfully refereshing waft of spearmint, so your senses already know that they are in for a treat.
I let my tea brew for 4-5 minutes to give it a fuller flavor. Unlike several brands of Moroccan Mint that I have tried, this does not cause it to have a bitter taste, which can spoil the flavor completely. The spearmint helps to enhance the flavor of the green tea, and the two together are a refreshing blend.
Personally I find this tea to be sweet enough, and don’t feel the need to add sugar to it.
I still prefer my original favorite, Stash Moroccan Mint Green Tea, but the Dragonfly brand comes a close second and is definitely a great tasting tea.