This tea = win.
I love reading fantasy. I’m currently eleven books into Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. The characters are often drinking mint tea. “Mint tea?” I thought. “I have to try that!”
I looked around for a while, but jeez! There’re just so many different mint teas out there. Moroccan mint, herbal mint, mint melange, citrus mint, white mint, so much mint!!!
Unfortunately, much of what I found had mixed reviews and was on the expensive side. I also mostly found a lot of herbal tea blends. Herbal tea is okay, but I can never get over the fact that it doesn’t have any actual tea leaves in it. How can it be tea then?
Trying to avoid drinking a cup of hot water with mint leaves floating around in it, I finally stumbled into this box of Twinings tea in the super market. Black tea leaves with peppermint and spearmint. Kaching!
I can smell the mint right through the box. Upon opening a packet, it smells exactly like spearmint gum. Uh oh. Not a good sign.
Two minutes later…I’m drinking my first mint tea!!! Mmm, this is good!
I drank it straight without any added sugar or milk (which I usually add to black teas). Twinings did not let me down! This is expertly blended and balanced. And it’s only 18 cents a cup!
There’s no bitterness or mint overload. It doesn’t taste oily or flaky or like mint bubble gum (thank God). It’s just a perfect cup of mint tea. Yum yum!
No longer wondering what I’m missing, I can plunge into my book and drink mint tea right along with the characters. Hooray! :)