Gunpowder Tea mixed with Peppermint tea

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Gunpowder Tea mixed with Peppermint tea

Postby teachat » Jun 7th, '05, 17:17

Has anyone ever tried it together? It is a suggesstion Adagio has made and I would love to try it. Also how much of gunpowder tea and peppermint tea do you mix together for the right flavor??

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Postby teachat » Jun 7th, '05, 17:17

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It's called Moroccan Mint. The ratio I have seen is 9 parts Gunpowder to 1 part spearmint.

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Postby teachat » Jun 7th, '05, 17:17

I always add a pinch of peppermint when I make gunpowder. It gives the brew a little extra zing and neutralizes the smokiness that you sometimes get when you make it too strong.

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Postby teachat » Jun 7th, '05, 17:18

I've been drinking gunpowder for years. I thought it was my personal
improvisation to mix gunpowder and peppermint teas. I mix five tbsp.
of gunpowder and four or five bags of peppermint to a boiling point.
I then add honey and steep for a few minutes. This is done with about
a half gallon of filtered water.

Nate Phillips

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Postby teachat » Jun 7th, '05, 17:18

ewww.... is that even good for you?

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Postby teachat » Jun 7th, '05, 17:18

Fei--

Thanks for the note.

Actually, Nate's concoction is not only good for you (as is all green tea!) but it is also a very popular recipe, called Moraccan Mint.

In Morocco, shopkeepers greet prospective customers with a glass of sweet, mint-flavored green tea. This can either be served hot or cold and at various levels of sweetness (probably depending on how big the sale).

Enjoy,

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Postby Marlene » Aug 30th, '05, 16:18

Adrian-59161 wrote:Oh, My God!

Oh your God what?

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Postby teaspoon » Aug 30th, '05, 16:50

Wow, is this really all that novel an idea?

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Postby chris » Aug 30th, '05, 16:56

No worries... Adrian was probably just taking the first sip of any non-lipton tea. Judging by the syntax of the sentence, I'd say it was Jasmine #12 to be exact.

This is a very common reaction, which is clinically referred to as the "Adagio Assertion."

All the best,

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