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drank Vanilla Mint by Golden Moon Tea
1112 tasting notes

I am so, so, so, so, SO not a fan of mint -

BUT!

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 (!!!!)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Meghann M

Love reading your Golden Moon tea notes as I have the tasting giftset on the way and plan to figure out what I want to order from there. I’m very curious about this one!

teaplz

Looooove this one! And yay for placing a GM order! Seriously. This one is so soft and lovely and sweet and cooling and refreshing. Ahhhh. A winner!

laurenpressley

I know exactly what you mean!! I don’t particularly like any of the components in this tea by themselves, but together it was heavenly!!

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Meghann M

Love reading your Golden Moon tea notes as I have the tasting giftset on the way and plan to figure out what I want to order from there. I’m very curious about this one!

teaplz

Looooove this one! And yay for placing a GM order! Seriously. This one is so soft and lovely and sweet and cooling and refreshing. Ahhhh. A winner!

laurenpressley

I know exactly what you mean!! I don’t particularly like any of the components in this tea by themselves, but together it was heavenly!!

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

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Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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