Nothing complements the Gunpowder tea better than plums in chocolate. SWEET & SOUR PLUM. Yummy!
This method of brewing tea comes from Morocco. Marrakech was a city where you could buy green Chinese gunpowder tea, and mint is a popular spice there.
The drink is intense, warming and refreshing at the same time. Goes well with spicy food as well as sweets.
HOW TO DO IT BETTER
Loose gunpowder is a fine tea of a granular appearance. The leaves are tightly rolled into pellets-when exposed to hot water they give the unforgettable flavours: minty,peppery,smoky, oaky.
Tea bags are great when you're in a hurry and simply don't have time for cleanup. Make sure to select tea bags that are large enough to allow the leaves to fully expand and infuse flavor.
When brewing any type of tea, soft water is ideal because it allows you to fully release the flavors and aromas hidden in the tea. Using hard water may mask the delicate taste of tea due to the presence of minerals. These minerals activate flavonoids that can change the taste and color of tea.
Green teas require soft water to brew.
High content of calcium and magnesium salts in hard water, cause a darker brew color and an inappropriate taste.
The softer the water the better.
Sweets go well together with a sweetened Moroccan tea. You can even use a teaspoon of sugar per 100 milliliters of tea!
This green tea is not afraid of boiling water. Go ahead and treat it like black tea and brew it for up to 10 minutes.
Traditionally, Moroccan tea is drunk from tall glasses, and it is poured from a jug to make a froth.