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There is, for those of you who have more decorum than I and thus are unaware, such a thing as the “I Got New Tea Today” dance. It may not be pretty, but it does exist. I would know, I just did it. Then I got down to business and sorted out what tea to try first.

This tea sample was one of the ones I scored in a ‘bunch of awesomeness’ sale from Brenden. For the record, he is great to order from, even when you do it all wrong. :)

This is yoga disguised as tea. I love it. It feels brisk and cooling from the mint, and it certainly has a sharpness to the smell because of it, but it is the best mint blend I have ever tried. Both mint and jasmine are flavors (and smells for that matter) that I adore in theory but get very sick of most of the time in practice. Two steeps in, it is staying wonderful, and just as intriguing as the description. In fact, the smell now reminds me of a wild mint patch I accidentally crushed once… Ah, some memories are not fit for public consumption!

Ahem. The jasmine smoothes the mint in both smell and taste and allows the tea to be a conversation, not an assault. Neither the spearmint or the peppermint ever quite takes over, and there is just perfectly enough jasmine to have a floral grace to the scent and a very unassuming sweetness throughout the cup. This is what I wanted peppermint green tea to be when I first tried it as a kid, mixed with what jasmine tea just plain ol’ lies and pretends to be when it is trying to trick you into sipping perfume. Wow. This is an excellent blend.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Wow, that was an awesome review! I love your comparison to yoga, too! :) I usually choose to drink this one when I do yoga, in fact! Glad you enjoyed it, look forward to reading your notes on the rest of the teas! :)

Londo Mollari

Thanks, I am gonna have to try all of these soon since I already know I need this one in my regular rotation I just need to figure out which others to order with it! Plus, I just saw the suggestion to try it iced with a touch of honey and now I REALLY want to try that too. I am way excited to try the others. I was really despondent looking in my tea drawer at work today. Now I have an epic amount of lemon ginger mate to fill the void. You Are Awesome. Oh, and you make great teas. :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

:D Thanks so much! And the lemon ginger maté will definitely not be a letdown!

ashmanra

Ah, all I can think of now is…“forgiveness is the scent of the mint that clings to the…” Well, I guess we shouldn’t go there….LOL!

Bonnie

I do the dance too!

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Whispering Pines Tea Company

Wow, that was an awesome review! I love your comparison to yoga, too! :) I usually choose to drink this one when I do yoga, in fact! Glad you enjoyed it, look forward to reading your notes on the rest of the teas! :)

Londo Mollari

Thanks, I am gonna have to try all of these soon since I already know I need this one in my regular rotation I just need to figure out which others to order with it! Plus, I just saw the suggestion to try it iced with a touch of honey and now I REALLY want to try that too. I am way excited to try the others. I was really despondent looking in my tea drawer at work today. Now I have an epic amount of lemon ginger mate to fill the void. You Are Awesome. Oh, and you make great teas. :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

:D Thanks so much! And the lemon ginger maté will definitely not be a letdown!

ashmanra

Ah, all I can think of now is…“forgiveness is the scent of the mint that clings to the…” Well, I guess we shouldn’t go there….LOL!

Bonnie

I do the dance too!

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Hello, as you may have guessed, I am not really Londo Mollari. Apologies for the deception. I am Melissa.

In addition to my teas, I am a bit of a foodie, have an undying love for red wine and am lucky enough to have all the restaurants of DC and several VA wineries within a lazy reach of home. I have an ever-expanding orchid obsession and I have been known to talk to them. It helps.

To be honest, Tea went from being an interest to a bit of an obsession fairly recently for me – since I quit smoking. Tasting things is amazing, who knew?! Though a nice cuppa now replaces a much worse addiction, I spend FAR more money on this than I ever did on cigarettes.

I have loved tea ever since I was small, probably too small, visiting on the farm in Nebraska and drinking all my grandmother’s sun tea. I still prefer now what I liked then, watching tea slowly stain eddies of water, tasting nature.

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