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Thank you Sil for this sample.

Mint tea has gone down nicely today in the heat and this is probably going to be my last pot before bed. It’s only 9pm but I must be up early in the morning for work and I need as much sleep as I can get because Lord knows it’s going to be humid and sweaty tonight.

This raw blend has a sweet mint scent with a subtle hint of vanilla. The sweetness comes partially from the Rooibos base and also partially from the apple pieces.

Once steeped this tea is very sweetly vanilla scented with a hint of mint. Also smells rather heavily Rooibos.

Flavour is sweet and rich with vanilla, very creamy and smooth too but with a gentle refreshing kick of mint that lingers in the after taste. I can’t really taste any chocolate or cocoa and I’m having trouble finding the apple though I believe I can taste it…sort of.

Despite it lacking the chocolate characteristics I am loving this tea. Almost as good as Butiki – Killer Vanilla. I said earlier that the 52 Teas – Mint Vanilla Mate was my new second favourite but it’s moved into third place after this tea.

Also just a quick note to say that the Rooibos keeps the tea light and sweet but does not taste as strong as the blend looks or smells. :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I’m 26 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Honey, Cassie, Mr Soots and Ivory.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

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