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Trader Joe's Organic Moroccan Mint Green Tea


That's it. I'm leaving the country. Perhaps many of you are thinking that. I am too. For travel. Except I need to get a new passport. Homegirl has never been to any non-Asian country, including Canadia. I'm thinking all the Canadian National Parks are free in 2017 (Hellooooo BANFF!). And now I"m considering somewhere where I can try authentic Moroccan mint tea. 





I am a sucker for tea this time of year. I don't even care that teabags are for non-hardcore tea drinkers, because that is what I am. Loose leaf is life-changing, I know, but for now laziness trumps tradition. Maybe as I become more of a grandma, things will change. :P 


And it's organic! YAY. Pay an extra $0.50-$1.00! (And if you venture to Whole Paycheck, pay an extra like $2-5). $2.49 ain't bad. 

 

Well first of all, if mint is not in your cup of tea, (harharhar. There's too much stress in the air lately...we need to laugh at our own puns, m'kay?) you will not like this. I've never had Moroccan mint tea before, so I'm not sure what the "standard" is. In any event, if I compare this to the Sencha Mint, this green tea seems less earthy, which might be friendlier to some. The mint sits on your tongue, but you can still taste the tea-base, whereas the other one was pretty much all mint. 

And secondly, I'm loving that note on hospitality. While I can't be sure whether or not the tea is authentic, when we practice hospitality, perhaps we honor the Moroccan tradition of welcoming friends, strangers, or whoever with great care. Yes, we could all learn a thing or two from tea culture. Slow down a little, converse, sip some soothing tea, build community...I'm about ready to sing kumbayah. ;P

Repurchase? Probably. It's nothing earth-shatteringly awesome, but I like it. 

TL;DR: Trader Joe's Organic Moroccan Mint Green Tea. Minty and green. Soothing. Pretty accessible to average Joe. Or Josephine. Or Grandma. Unless Grandma is a hardcore tea drinker. Can't help you there sorry. 6.5 out of 10.



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    1. my guess is that since it doesn't say "caffeine-free" it probably has a little bit of caffeine from the green tea.

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