1. The inspiration

We love a cup of freshly brewed mint tea. It’s so refreshing and delicious. Mint tea is synonymous with Morocco, made from green tea (gunpowder tea), spearmint and sugar. It is commonly thought that green tea was introduced there in the late 19th Century by a British merchant. He was supposed to deliver the tea to Scandinavia. Still, due to the ports being closed because of the Crimean war, he had to divert and came across Morocco. It became so popular there that the Moroccans made it their own by adding spearmint leaves and sugar. Spearmint leaves have an unmistakable pungent and mild aroma compared to peppermint.

Drinking mint tea in Morocco is a huge social occasion, and hospitality always involves enjoying the tea in a leisurely manner. As it is traditional in the Greater Maghreb region (which includes the countries of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania), it is also known as Maghrebi mint tea.

Our Moroccan Mint Cacao Bar is inspired by this tea and subtly flavoured with organic spearmint oil. It has a deliciously mild mint flavour, and we think it’s reminiscent of a lovely cup of Moroccan mint tea.

2. Our ingredients

As with all our bars, we think all our ingredients are pretty special. All are organic and have nutritional benefits for your body and mind. Palmyra Blossom Nectar is used to sweeten all our bars. Its excellent health benefits can be found in a separate blog.

We flavour our Moroccan bar with a beautiful organic spearmint essential oil. Spearmint has many health benefits, including being a relaxant. We will discuss the health benefits of spearmint oil in a separate blog.

3. Our label

We love our label for Moroccan Mint. It’s a beautiful Moroccan pottery pattern and perfectly fits our bars’ theme. 

4. Its versatility

We love it on its own or grated over desserts. It’s also great in cakes and cookies and melting into a hot drink.

5. Travel

As with all our bars, the flavours are inspired by travel to different parts of the world. We haven’t been lucky enough to visit Morocco yet, but we can’t wait for when we do! We’d love to know about your holidays in Morocco and your thoughts about our Moroccan bar.