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drank Winter Mint by Octavia Tea
902 tasting notes

I’ve got the tree up and the lights on it! The house is still a disaster, but there’s always tomorrow, right?

I saw the tasting notes on this, and it sounded so good that I had to order a sampler of it. For those who don’t know, Octavia has changed the name of this to “Chocolate Mint”.

After a mild tea spill (still had the vacuum out, so clean-up was very quick), I had a pot of this. It’s very nice: the rooibos is more of a background flavor, the peppermint is nice and strong, and the chocolate and vanilla round out the cup and make you feel like this really is an actual dessert. The taste is very similar to a York peppermint patty, or even a Thin Mint. Very, very good! I only purchased a sample, but I would definitely invest in a full tin!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Cofftea

Wow you put your tree up before Thanksgiving?

Jaime

I know, right? Actually, it’s the first year I’ve put a tree up since 2007 (and that year, my best friend put it up). I’m in the holiday spirit for some reason…usually I’m all bah-humbug about it all.

Cofftea

I’m in the Christmas spirit all year round but decorating pre-Thanksgiving is weird lol. I heard canned Christmas music in a store on Tues!

LiberTEAS

I am currently in the process of making ornies for an art swap that I’m in… it’s a 12 days of xmas swap. fun fun fun!

Cofftea

What’s an ornie?

LiberTEAS

ornament.

Jaime

Yay for homemade ornaments! They’re the best kind.

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Cofftea

Wow you put your tree up before Thanksgiving?

Jaime

I know, right? Actually, it’s the first year I’ve put a tree up since 2007 (and that year, my best friend put it up). I’m in the holiday spirit for some reason…usually I’m all bah-humbug about it all.

Cofftea

I’m in the Christmas spirit all year round but decorating pre-Thanksgiving is weird lol. I heard canned Christmas music in a store on Tues!

LiberTEAS

I am currently in the process of making ornies for an art swap that I’m in… it’s a 12 days of xmas swap. fun fun fun!

Cofftea

What’s an ornie?

LiberTEAS

ornament.

Jaime

Yay for homemade ornaments! They’re the best kind.

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My love of tea started in 2001, whilst in an internship in London, England. I shared an office with a lovely man who would make me a cup of tea every morning without asking me if I even wanted it. I drink my tea neat now, because I’ve yet to find the sugar/milk combination that lives up to Pablo’s.

I drink any and all kinds of tea, and love trying new brands/varieties/flavors.

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Lexington, Kentucky

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