I am so, so, so, so, SO not a fan of mint -
this is a great tea!!! I am enjoying my cup even as a person who does not like mint! I wonder if it’s the vanilla softening it a touch? Maybe I like the gunpowder green tea? (I’ve never had it before! Must try the plain gunpowder to compare!). Maybe it’s because they used spearmint as well as peppermint and it’s not that overwhelming minty minty MINT mint? I am actually shocked that I’m enjoying this so much. I was really afraid that it would taste like toothpaste, but it does not at all.
I decided to resteep (5 min) and I was surprised on how dark, flavorful and delicious the resteep was! A touch of mint, and even some vanilla sweetness remains.
P.S. I placed my first round of Golden Moon ordering yesterday! Out of what I’ve tried in the last month, 6 teas made the must have tin purchase (and one – Kashmiri Chai – earned a half pound bag purchase!!!)! This tea is delicious and unique enough to make my cut for the second round of ordering! I have over a dozen more samples to taste for the first time, and I will admit to being a HUGE baby and putting the Pu-erh, Pu-erh Chai, and Lapsang Souchong into the Traveling Tea Box, so they are not part of the tastings (!!!!)