My allergies have been acting up something awful lately, so I was rummaging around in my tea cupboard for something sinus-clearing. My usual lemon & ginger just wasn’t going to cut it, so I decided to finally crack open the Around the World set I got back in April. I never want to use up samples because then the tea will be gone! My cupboard is so full I really NEED some tea to be gone, but try telling that to my hoarding tendencies.
Anyway, this tea reminds me of Moroccan Mint and chai combined in glorious harmony. There’s the fresh blast of peppermint when you first sip: I was a bit worried that it would be JUST minty, but the spices come into the background soon after. The tea is kind of lost, so I view this as more of an herbal blend. You get a teeny bit of roasted hints from the green when it cools, but the strong spice & mint combo is definitely the star of the show.
This is a great tea for when you feel sick: the stomach-soothing qualities of mint with the nose-clearing power of chai. It’s definitely not an everyday tea though, and it’s only something I will reach for when I am in a very specific mood. It’s definitely worth keeping around in small quantities though because I feel like this is something I’ll have a very specific hankering for in the future (though I suppose it would be easy enough to blend something similar from my cupboard staples).