Work has sorta taken over my life lately. Both a good thing and a bad thing. Good because I stay busy and active but also not that great because I spend less time at home and with the ones I love (not to mention no time to sip a great cup of tea).
I found a small sample of this tea that I must have been saving from years ago, considering that Special Teas no longer exists (RIP…). So, I figured that it was worth attempting to brew. The worst that could happen is that it taste old right?? (If I wake up alive and well I’ll let you know if there any side effects from drinking really old tea tomorrow… hahaha…)
Still smelled minty and jasminy. Probably smelled stronger at some point, but the combination of smells was very pleasant. Refreshing and relaxing at the same time if that makes any sense… So I prepared my favorite tea strainer and pretty glass tea cup and in went two teaspoons of tea leaf + 16oz of hot water.
After the two minute wait I ended up with a pleasant smelling liquor. It was a darker golden yellow than I imagined that it would be. So far so good.
I tasted the tea and WOW! Mint and jasmine are a great idea! The first impression to hit your tongue is all jasmine, and the aftertaste is all mint! I sipped and sipped and couldn’t get over the fact I had never preciously thought to try this. It was really good! Sadly, my enjoyment didn’t last long. After the last sip, I had the sad realization that I will never be able to buy this brew again… But it was worth trying! : )
Maybe mixing jasmine tea and mint will yield a similar result? I will definitively be trying that… I’ll update when I get around to it. Hopefully I will end up with a similar taste. If you haven’t tried the two flavors together yet (and you like jasmine and mint) you really should!