Gunpowder is the favorite green tea of Morocco and the Middle East, where it is usually prepared with mint and lots of sugar. Gunpowder is exported to Maghreb, where traditional North African mint tea is prepared. The Moroccan tea ritual instructs the guest to drink at least 2 cups so as not to offend the host.
Health benefits: Gunpowder is rich in vitamin C, B, K and mineral salts (iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium). Gunpowder has a beneficial effect on the gastrointestinal tract, preventing stomach ulcers, regulating stomach acid, facilitating digestion, reducing the risk of illnesses and inhibiting, strengthens the cardiovascular system, which prevents heart attacks and strokes, strengthens the respiratory and nervous system, which improves brain function and concentration, has strong bactericidal properties, prevents osteoporosis and tooth decay, reduces the risk of lung problems because it has a strong cleansing effect from toxins, which is why it is recommended for smokers, a cool infusion with Gunpowder is also used to rinse eyes during conjunctivitis.
How to make a Gunpowder Tea?
Put 1 teaspoon of Gunpowder Tea into 200 ml of hot water (70-80 degrees Celsius), cover and leave for 3-4 minutes. You can add some sugar or honey.