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drank Peppermint by Harney & Sons
470 tasting notes

I really need to try to space out my tasting notes. I tend to not write any for 3-4 days and then do a whole bunch all at once. Sorry for clogging your dashes, everyone! I just get in the mood to write about tea every few days.

Okay, so this note isn’t really about tea. Last night I went to our local diner, it’s my dad’s birthday week (yes, in my family you get a whole week!) and he requested a diner trip one night. We ended up going after Survivor (another family tradition), so we got there at about 9:30. But it’s a diner, they’re 24 hours! We got a really weird mix of food: my mom (who cares only about dessert) got greek yogurt, my dad got banana pancakes and I got spaghetti & meatballs. Which were totally phenomenal.

I was hesitant to get tea with my dessert (a totally divine cannoli) because, well, it’s a diner. But I saw some brightly colored boxes on the back wall that I immediately identified as Harney & Sons. What, H&S in my local diner?! Awesome! Since it was rather late I just got peppermint, which while simple is one of my favorite herbs. It’s just so naturally sweet and refreshing and relaxing.

It’s kind of hard to rate peppermint teas—I mean, it’s just one ingredient! But this was a really nice one. Smooth and naturally creamy, with a strong but not overly strong bite from the peppermint and that great natural sweetness. That’s why I love peppermint and not spearmint! Bleurgh, spearmint. My arch mint enemy! This, though, was the perfect after-dinner treat.

Azzrian

What a lovely post! Hey I am the same way that you are! I have to be in the mindset to write about tea and other times I just want to drink it and enjoy it for what it is :)
The Bday week is AWESOME and the way you all order sounds the way my family does lol

Terri HarpLady

Peppermint totally wins out over spearmint anytime!

Anyanka

Oh, I agree with both of you. Spearmint gets ptooied unless heavily masked by other things, but peppermint is delicious.

Tealizzy

Harney and Sons at a diner! Awesome!!

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Azzrian

What a lovely post! Hey I am the same way that you are! I have to be in the mindset to write about tea and other times I just want to drink it and enjoy it for what it is :)
The Bday week is AWESOME and the way you all order sounds the way my family does lol

Terri HarpLady

Peppermint totally wins out over spearmint anytime!

Anyanka

Oh, I agree with both of you. Spearmint gets ptooied unless heavily masked by other things, but peppermint is delicious.

Tealizzy

Harney and Sons at a diner! Awesome!!

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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