This is the last of these I’ve yet to write a note for, so I decided now was as good a time as any. I haven’t been over impressed with the Twinings Sensations range so far, although they’re by no means terrible. I think I’d prefer them iced, but it’s just too cold for that at the moment.
So. Double Mint Sensation. So called because it contains mint oil as well as peppermint leaves. On first removing the bag from the sachet, I’m not overwhelmed by the scent of mint. Not like, say, Teapigs Peppermint Leaves. That’s a seriously minty tea. The scent of this is quite delicate, obviously peppermint, but perhaps slightly dank smelling. My hopes are not high.
I put it in a cup regardless, and brew for the recommended 3 minutes. It smells a lot mintier now, although it still has a flat, bruised scent to it, almost as if the leaves have been squashed rather than dampened. Maybe because they’re chopped so finely?
To taste, this is minty, but it’s nowhere near the mintiest tea I’ve tried. I’m not picking up on the mint oil at all, so I can’t comment on what that might or might not be contributing. This’ll be a good mint tea for days when I don’t want an overpoweringly strong toothpaste effect, but these days I generally expect a bit more from my mint teas than this is offering. It’s a perfectly adequate, bog-standard peppermint tea bag, just don’t expect miracles. Eminently drinkable, but no stunner.