100

Black tea and mint is a favorite blend of mine, but I haven’t tried one with an assam base before. I have some mint leaves that I add to my own teas sometimes, but I’ve always thought assam wouldn’t be a good match. Apparently it is! This is my favorite mint and black blend yet.

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Whispering Pines Tea Company

100? A perfect tea, you say? :) Glad you’re enjoying it!

Shelley_Lorraine

Well, it must be perfect since both of my parents loved it too! My father isn’t too keen on mint teas. Not that he dislikes them, but they don’t usually get him too excited. I told him I brought a mint tea this evening and he just said “oh.” But then, there he was asking for seconds and then acting real distraught when his cup was empty again. :) Assam and mint is a perfect pairing and you found just the right ratio of both.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Yay! Glad to hear it :) Have you tried this iced?

Shelley_Lorraine

Oh, nope, I don’t like iced beverages (tea, coffee, soda. . well, I just plain don’t like soda, and I don’t much like iced water either :p) Hibiscus is the only exception.

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Whispering Pines Tea Company

100? A perfect tea, you say? :) Glad you’re enjoying it!

Shelley_Lorraine

Well, it must be perfect since both of my parents loved it too! My father isn’t too keen on mint teas. Not that he dislikes them, but they don’t usually get him too excited. I told him I brought a mint tea this evening and he just said “oh.” But then, there he was asking for seconds and then acting real distraught when his cup was empty again. :) Assam and mint is a perfect pairing and you found just the right ratio of both.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Yay! Glad to hear it :) Have you tried this iced?

Shelley_Lorraine

Oh, nope, I don’t like iced beverages (tea, coffee, soda. . well, I just plain don’t like soda, and I don’t much like iced water either :p) Hibiscus is the only exception.

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Name: Shelley Lorraine Limegrover
Location: Colorado
Occupation: Graduate Student and Evil Genius
Ward: 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, 1 Cocker spaniel, 1 super cranky but lovable siamese cat, one bipolar black turkish angora, and my husband’s black and white cat.

Hobbies: Learning, reading books, math, physics (have a degree in it), literature (have a degree in it too), anthropology, traveling, piano, and making TEA, of course (^o^)

Future plans: World domination >-)

Favorite teas: Kukicha, Green teas in general, aged oolongs, charcoal roasted oolong, taiwanese oolongs, Assam . . .

Don’t like: Genmaicha, Earl Grey, Darjeelings, ginger, coconut, smokey teas (even mild ones), nut flavors, overwhelmingly strong floral flavor (esp. Jasmine), most della derra and adagio teas. . .

My Rating System

100 My happiness absolutely depends on it

95 Will definitely repurchase

85: Might repurchase (teas that depend on my mood)

75 Won’t repurchase (but I would drink it again if offered).

65: meh

45: I reluctantly finished a cup.

15: Couldn’t finish a cup.

I simplified my ratings to single numbers rather than ranges because I can’t precisely compare so many teas with a system more detailed than this.

An unrated tea is most often one that I recognize as having significant notable quality, but that does not suit me personally. Sometimes, I leave teas unrated for other reasons, such as I am undecided or I brewed it wrong, etc.

Note: Boiling temp. barely reaches 200 where I am (and a few times it sticks at 195, I assume due to unexplainable shifts in altitude or the position of the moon. . .aliens?. . .).

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Colorado

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