Ever since I got married I have been steadily finding new spices and herbs to add a different dimension to an ordinary black tea or green.
I will say that I do enjoy a regular cup of tea with no frills especially when it comes to green tea. If the leaf is good quality it is almost a crime ( in my opinion) to add anything to a green tea.
Most recently my husband brought home a plastic bag of a mystery leaf. I loved the smell and recognized it from a tea shop I had visited before. He told me some people at the Mosque had brought it from the garden of someone. Like I said, mystery.
That day I was having a couple of friends over for lunch, when it came time for tea I dropped a small bit of this plant in the pot along with some Persian Mint (also included with Mystery Leaf). I didn't leave it in long due to the strong aroma of the leaves.
The reviews were great on this little green garden gem! My friends loved this new flavor. I had to find more and secure my supply. I searched the net in Arabic and English and found nothing that was a perfect match. I did learn it was a Geranium of some sort but that was to vague. When I visited my mom she identified it immediately, but commented on its aroma as being particularly fragrant.