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This is the last of my Mighty Leaf bagged tea samples. I know it says to steep for 5 minutes, but it was a very dark reddish brown after only 3 minutes, so I decided to take the bag out early. The mint is very strong here in the aroma of the dry leaf and the brewed tea. It smells like spearmint to me. I hope I can taste the verbena under all that spearmint. The whole reason I wanted to try this was because it has verbena in it!

My favorite Bath and Body Works scent is Coconut Lime Verbena. Of course as soon as I fell in love with it, they discontinued it. :( So I immediately went to Ebay to stock up, and now I have at least a 5-10 year supply of shower gel and body spray. :D Honestly, it mostly smells like coconut and lime to me. I don’t even know what verbena is. So when I spotted this tea, I thought, here’s my chance to find out!

Well, to make a long story short, this tea tastes like funky spearmint. I love how the description says “soft citrus notes of verbena leaves balanced with a beautiful hint of mint.” Hint of mint my butt. This is overpowering mint! There does seem to be some kind of citrus punch in the beginning of the sip, but it’s quickly covered by mintaplooza. It’s really off-putting to my palate. Eck, I just can’t finish this cup. Sorry, verbena mint tea! You are not my cuppa!

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Fjellrev

Never thought they’d discontinue it! At least they still have the hand soap. Speaking of that, what’s up with their lack of moisturizing hand soap? I was there the other day and noticed that the majority of the soaps only come in the deep cleaning and foaming now. Jerks.

CHAroma

LOL! Total jerks! B&BW is my bane. I have more shower gel, body spray, soap, home fragrance, and lotion than I could ever use in a lifetime.

Hesper June

I try to stay clear of B&BW, because I am trying to use more natural soaps and body products. But, my one weakness is the Cherry Blossom scent…I have loved it for years and wore that scent when I first met my now husband:)
I have a few bottles of it and use it for our dates and special occasions. I suppose they will discontinue it at some point too:(
Sorry about the tea! I have never been too clear on the exact scent/taste of verbena as well.

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Fjellrev

Never thought they’d discontinue it! At least they still have the hand soap. Speaking of that, what’s up with their lack of moisturizing hand soap? I was there the other day and noticed that the majority of the soaps only come in the deep cleaning and foaming now. Jerks.

CHAroma

LOL! Total jerks! B&BW is my bane. I have more shower gel, body spray, soap, home fragrance, and lotion than I could ever use in a lifetime.

Hesper June

I try to stay clear of B&BW, because I am trying to use more natural soaps and body products. But, my one weakness is the Cherry Blossom scent…I have loved it for years and wore that scent when I first met my now husband:)
I have a few bottles of it and use it for our dates and special occasions. I suppose they will discontinue it at some point too:(
Sorry about the tea! I have never been too clear on the exact scent/taste of verbena as well.

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Entering the sweet blissful world of tea aromas!

Having discovered this website at the end of July 2011, I’m so excited to share my tea adventures with all of you! I grew up with my grandmother serving Twining’s English Breakfast with cream and sugar.

But on a trip to Seattle in 2010, I stumbled into a Chinese teashop and tried my first oolong tea. I was forever changed! I embarked on a startling new love for green and white teas.

With a world of teas to discover, I was inspired to keep a tea journal to record my thoughts and new favorites. Let’s get brewing!


My ratings are completely subjective and 100% my opinion. All ratings are given in relation to each other (ie. teas are rated in the order of my enjoyment of them). Therefore, my ratings will constantly change as I try more teas.


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