This Northern African speciality is a refreshing, vitalising and thirst quenching drink. It is the centre of social life in those countries not unlike tea drinking in Ireland.
It is traditionally made with Chinese green Gunpowder tea for strength, pungent nana/spearmint mint leaves for aroma and heaps of sugar (see 2. picture to the left, taken in Cairo's biggest market).
We would recommend it with some honey or with no sweetener, depending on your personal preferences.
This tea is ideal for warm days as iced tea or to re-hydrate during/after sports activities.
100g (default, makes 50-100 cups), also available in 250g or in our wooden 100g tea chest, please select under 'options'.
Health properties:- full of antioxidants which can prevent heart disease, stroke and can be anti-carcinogenic
- helps lowering cholesterol
- contains vitamin C
- strong antiviral capability
- improves concentration + alertness (caffeine)
- has a diuretic effect
- contains fluoride which helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease
|Ingredients||80°C, 1 tea spoon/cup, 2-5 minutes, 2 infusions|