I would not normally have chosen to purchase this tea but it came with the summer sampler I bought. The smell of the dry tea is spearmint-y and lime-y. It looks strange because there is rooibos mixed in the blend.
I had to look up what mint julep was and what I found was that traditionally it is a drink made with spearmint, bourbon, sugar and carbonated water.
1 tsp, 8oz boiling water for 2 minutes. The smell is mint-y and coconut-y. It tastes like mint with coconut. There is a faint lemon-lime taste in the background. There is not much rooibos or black tea taste. It is moderately sweet on its own. There is a rye whiskey alcohol type taste that is astringent on the back of my throat.
Brewed for 11 hours. Much better cold brewed as compared to hot. I am getting spearmint and rooibos, some lemon peel. I am only getting coconut in the aftertaste. It is smoother than the hot brew but there is still a light alcoholic astringency in the back of my throat.
Used 2tsp in 8oz boiling water for 2 minutes then chilled. There is much less mint and much more coconut as iced. Much more rye whiskey taste. Very slight lemon. There is little to no astringency.
Overall, I think the flavours are better as a cold brew but it is also good iced.