Organic Moroccan Mint Green Tea
This refreshing blend of Chinese gunpowder green tea, peppermint, and spearmint is considered the drink of hospitality in parts of North Africa.
Gunpowder tea is a kind of green tea so called because of the tightly rolled leaves resembling tiny pellets. The smoky flavor and aroma comes from the way the tea leaves are roasted. The caffeine content of gunpowder tea is higher than that of other green teas.
- Flavor profile: Bold and smoky. Crisp, cool, and refreshing with a spicy menthol aroma.
- Caffeine content: Medium-high
What's green tea?
Green tea differs from black or oolong tea because it's less oxidized. In oxidation tea leaves are exposed to the air to dry and darken. The more oxidized a tea is, the stronger it is. From strongest to lightest are black, oolong, green, and white teas.
Green tea is believed to have various health benefits. A large study in Japan showed a link between daily consumption of green tea and lower risk of death from cardiovascular diseases. Another Japanese study showed that "higher consumption rates of green tea were associated with a reduced risk of stroke."
Green tea has also been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels, aid in digestion, and decrease inflammation in the skin.