Whittard Marrakech Mint Tea Review

Whittard Marrakech Mint Tea Review

Without a Halloween tea lined up for October 31st, I’ve delved into my collection and pulled out Whittard Marrakech Mint tea instead. It will be refreshing change to the pumpkin lattes I’ve been guzzling over the past month!

This tea review will cover the teabag version, however, don’t forget that Whittard also sell loose leaf and it’s usually a better quality than the teabags. I have had the pleasure of trying their Marrakech Mint in loose leaf format in the past, so I can confirm that it’s superb.

In my review below, you’ll find full tasting notes, brewing instructions, a little info about the ingredients, and the best place to buy this tea online.

Whittard Marrakech Mint Tea at a Glance

Izzy's Rating
  • Blend: Green tea with peppermint
  • Flavour: Smooth and balanced green tea with peppermint

This is a fantastic Moroccan mint tea. The green tea base is warm and smooth, while the peppermint is perfectly balanced to bring some refreshing sweetness and menthol in the aftertaste. Yum!

whittard marrakech mint teabags

Full Review – Whittard Marrakech Mint

Izzy's Rating
  • Type: Tagged paper filter teabag
  • Tea: Gunpowder green tea
  • Additives: Peppermint
  • Flavour Notes: Pleasantly mint, smooth green tea, sweet, menthol
  • Aroma: Minty fresh, peppermint, grass
  • Milk or Lemon: Sugar to taste
  • Where to Buy: Whittard of Chelsea or Amazon

Ripping open the packet, this tea is exceptionally minty! The peppermint aroma is strong, fresh and bright with sweetness and menthol. It totally masks any aroma that could come from the green tea, but that’s okay – there’s time for it to develop.

Once brewed (instructions for this are below), the tea is a soft orange yellow colour with a hint of green at the edges. Adding hot water has stifled the peppermint a little, allowing the grassy aroma of green tea to pull through.

The flavour is superb. Balanced to a, well, tea.

It’s pleasantly minty, with a mellow peppermint note – not too sweet, not too menthol-rich. It’s gentle and works well with the warmth and smoothness of the green tea. Together, they provide a good depth.

Take a sip of this tea before deciding whether you should add any sugar.

If you enjoy Moroccan mint tea, Whittard Marrakech Mint will definitely tickle your tastebuds in just the right way.

marrakech mint tea in a white teacup

How to Brew Green Tea with Peppermint

This isn’t just a mint tea. As there is green tea involved – gunpowder green tea, to be exact – you should use water at 80°C rather than boiling. This is really important because boiling water will scald the green tea leaves, making the flavour bitter and unpalatable.

Let your teabag or teaspoon of loose leaf steep in the water for 2 to 3 minutes. You can add some sugar to this tea, and even some fresh mint leaves if you want to boost the flavour further.

I loved drinking this tea fresh and hot, but it’s also excellent served iced or cold brewed. The mint and green tea combination is very hydrating and cooling in the hot summer months.

Why Choose Whittard of Chelsea?

I have been shopping with Whittard of Chelsea for years and years. They are one of my favourite brands to work with and I’ve reviewed a crazy number of their teas here on the blog. This tea, Whittard Marrakech Mint, rated 3.5 on my rating scale, a smidge higher than their plain peppermint tea which I reviewed earlier this month.

There is a slight difference between the tea in the teabags versus the loose leaf. This version is made with green tea and peppermint, while the loose leaf also contains flavouring and cornflower petals for vibrancy.

gunpowder green tea with peppermint leaves

Gunpowder green tea is an important part of this blend. It’s the preferred type of green tea, especially in Morocco. It adds a vegetal note that balances the mint well. The peppermint, however, is not traditional. Spearmint is the predominant mint that grows in Morocco, although technically there’s no strict recipe when it comes to additions – Moroccan mint tea can contain lemon verbena or even sage, according to The Spruce Eats.

The quality of this tea is great. It’s plastic-free and vegan, although not certified organic or Fairtrade. Whittard don’t do that.


This tea is delicious, high-quality, and a wonderful Moroccan mint… albeit not the most authentic. Delicious hot or cold, you can drink it all year round with a generous teaspoon of sugar or just plain. I’ve added a link to buy this tea directly from Whittard below, but you can also find this tea on Amazon for better international delivery options (link in the review above).

Tea-Ware Recommendation

If you decide to buy the loose leaf version of this tea, which I highly recommend because it enables you to reuse the leaves and thus get more tea for your money, then try drinking it from my Glass Tea Bubble Flask. It even allows you to take your loose leaf on the go! All the tea-ware on sale at Immortal Wordsmith has free delivery in the UK.

Isobel Moore

Isobel Moore is a quiet, quirky and creative “human bean” whose favourite pastime is curling up with a cuppa and a good book.

Over the past 5 years, her tea reviews at Immortal Wordsmith have helped thousands of readers choose vibrant tea blends and single origin selections from fine, organic, and responsible tea companies.

As a professional content writer with a qualification in digital marketing, Isobel has worked with market-leading tea brands around the globe to develop their content marketing campaigns and gain exposure. Her professional portfolio can be found on Upwork.

Besides a deep-rooted passion for tea, Isobel writes on topics ranging from food and travel to wellness and literature.

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