Moroccan in origin, global in popularity
Beautiful and colourful seed packets, made from sustainable and recyclable materials
Varieties chosen for pot growing: compact, dwarf varieties, suitable for terrace garden spaces.
Moroccan Mint (Mentha spicata var. crispa) is a pretty, compact variety of mint that looks good in your garden and can be used to flavour food, make tea or simply scent your patio! Moroccan mint tea is extremely popular in the Arab nations, where the drink often has a ceremonial purpose, especially when made for guests by the man of the house. As it combines imported ingredients
(tea from China and imported sugar) with a local ingredient (fresh mint), Moroccan mint tea is an early example of globalization in cuisine. The tea, which is also known as Tuareg tea, is the subject of this apt proverb: ‘The first glass is as bitter as life, the second is as strong as love, the third is as
soothing as death’.
Plant size Height: 50cm, Width: 20cm
Container size Height: 30cm, Width: 30m
Companion plant Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, oregano, alpine strawberries
Sowing Indoor Feb-Mar
Crush a few leaves and massage them into your temples to ease a headache. The leaves also have a soothing effect when placed directly on to insect stings.
How to eat
Traditional Moroccan tea involves Chinese Gunpowder green tea, sugar cones, boiling water, mint and, of course, a lot of love. If you have more Western tastes, you could use the mint generously in classic mint-laced cocktails like the Mojito and the Mint Julep. It also makes a fantastic garnish for the elegant, old-fashioned Grasshopper cocktail.