Product Review (submitted on September 1, 2013):
I understand the low reviews coming from my fellow tea drinkers, as this may not be the most authentic Moroccan tea. However, I will not discount its quality. What I am reading about the "dirtiness" of the tea's taste shocks me...this is likely the most refreshing tea I have experienced, and there is a distinctly clean taste left in my mouth after sipping this wonderfully balanced tea. The peppermint is not overwhelming as it seems to be in many other blends, and the slightly warm taste of gunpowder allows for an intelligent balance between the two. I can only think that maybe the tea has been brewed too long or has been burnt in other cases.
For those still looking to try Harney's Moroccan Mint, I would take note of it's delicacy. Do not dismiss this tea before brewing it correctly, perhaps at a lower temp of 165, and steeping for 2-3 minutes max, no more. When given the effort, this tea blooms beautifully.
In short, while this may not be the most "accurate" tea for it's title, it is Harney's original blend, and thus should not be taken to be "precise" in nature. It is a unique blend, and it's taste is fresh and cleansing. I recommend this iced and hot, great for company and friends alike! A summer jewel.