Mo Rockin' Tea

Mo Rockin' Tea

19.99

Ingredients: Thyolo roasted green tea*, spearmint leaves, & licorice root

* Contains caffeine - approximately 1/4 cup of coffee

Good for: A post-meal drink or afternoon pick-me-up

Tastes like: Sweet mint with a punch of green tea

Makes you feel like: Rockin’ out with Mo in Morocco!

Art by: UNCLEMUK, THEartist

70 grams / 25 servings (2.5 tsp per 8 oz water)

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More Rockin’ Than Mo Rockin’ In Morocco

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Another one of my favorite teas from my travelin’ days was Moroccan Mint. They drink it all day and when in Rome do as the Romans do…

It’s a pretty simple tea, but they nail it. Usually just spearmint, peppermint, and gunpowder green tea. I dropped the peppermint and added a tiny bit of licorice to represent the sugar that is typically added to the tea (I don’t typically add sugar to my tea, but like I said, when in Rome…). Fun fact: You may notice two teapots next to each other in Morocco – one with a tassel, one without. The tassel means there’s sugar in the pot!

Instead of the traditional gunpowder, I opted for Satemwa’s roasted green tea. It’s their take on a Chinese green tea and it is pretty darn smooth. Paired with spearmint it makes a delicious, fragrant drink.

The art for Mo Rockin’ Tea was done by UNKLEMUK, THEartist, an interesting artist I met serving tea at an art show in Mt Airy. He’s young and I really dig his style. If I had to describe it, I’d use the phrase, “psychedelic warlords of the apocalypse.” Very colorful, graphic, and well, Metal. I thought given the attitude of the tea (it is mo rockin’, after all), Muk would be perfect for the job and he did not disappoint.

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Vinyl Pairing: Grant Green - Green is Beautiful (1970)

Grant Green is a gift to vinyl. Super clean guitar tone, with similar style to Wes Montgomery. There’s heavier records (Idle Moments is a jazz classic), but this album suites the clean taste of the tea and keeps it upbeat. Side 1 is two killer songs - Ain’t It Funky and a notable cover of The Beatles’ A Day in the Life.

Further Listening: Idle Moments (1965); Nigeria (1962)

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