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I like spearmint, a lot more so than peppermint. Until now, I’d only really tried this in blends, but I liked the flavour and deicded to pick this up with my last Tea Palace order. I’m in clearing again today, so I cold-brewed a litre of this overnight to sip on today while I work in the call centre. It’s a lot more mild and delicate than I was expecting — possibly I underleafed a little — but it’s still really refreshing and enjoyable. The mint is sweet and cooling, not as sweet as I was expecting. Neither is it as bitter as I sometimes find peppermint. Overall, I’m happy enough with this. I’ll increase the amount of leaf next time to try and get a bit more flavour, but I can see myself drinking this cold for the rest of the summer, and possibly even hot in the winter. Spearmint is definitely my mint nirvana, and I’m glad it’s something I realised before deciding against “mint” tea forever!

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ashmanra

I love spearmint for my Moroccan Mint tea! I have never tried it by itself, but I just started growing, so maybe next year I will have a big enough crop to drink it plain.

Veronica

I like spearmint for my Moroccan Mint, too. Yum. I’ve been trying to grow spearmint in my garden for a couple of years now, but some little critter keeps eating it. I’m curious to know what animal loves spearmint! :)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I have peppermint in my back yard, but I would love to get some spearmint to grow. The squirrels around here sometimes eat the mint, but then again they eat EVERYTHING!

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ashmanra

I love spearmint for my Moroccan Mint tea! I have never tried it by itself, but I just started growing, so maybe next year I will have a big enough crop to drink it plain.

Veronica

I like spearmint for my Moroccan Mint, too. Yum. I’ve been trying to grow spearmint in my garden for a couple of years now, but some little critter keeps eating it. I’m curious to know what animal loves spearmint! :)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I have peppermint in my back yard, but I would love to get some spearmint to grow. The squirrels around here sometimes eat the mint, but then again they eat EVERYTHING!

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Hi :) I’m Sarah, 25, and I live in Norwich in the UK. My tea obsession began when a friend introduced me to Teapigs a good few years ago now. Since then, I’ve been insatiable. Steepster introduced me to a world of tea I never knew existed, and my goal is not to TRY ALL THE TEAS. Or most of them, anyway.

I still have a deep rooted (and probably life-long) preference for black tea. My all-time favourite is Assam, but Ceylon and Darjeeling also occupy a place in my heart. Flavoured black tea can be a beautiful thing, and I like a good chai latte in the winter.

I also drink a lot of rooibos/honeybush tea, particularly on an evening. Sometimes they’re the best dessert replacements, too. White teas are a staple in summer — their lightness and delicate nature is something I can always appreciate on a hot day.

I’m still warming up to green teas and oolongs. I don’t think they’ll ever be my favourites, with a few rare exceptions, but I don’t hate them anymore. My experience of these teas is still very much a work-in-progress. I’ve also never really tried pu’erh, and that’s something I’m just starting to explore.

I’m still searching for the perfect fruit tea. One without hibiscus. That actually tastes of fruit.

You’ve probably had enough of me now, so I’m going to shut up. Needless to say, though, I really love tea. Long may the journey continue!

My rating system:

91-100: The Holy Grail. Flawless teas I will never forget.

81-90: Outstanding. Pretty much perfection, and happiness in a cup.

71-80: Amazing. A tea to savour, and one I’ll keep coming back to.

61-70: Very good. The majority of things are as they should be. A pleasing cup.

51-60: Good. Not outstanding, but has merit.

41-50: Average. It’s not horrible, but I’ve definitely had better. There’s probably still something about it I’m not keen on.

31-40: Almost enjoyable, but something about it is not for me.

11-30: Pretty bad. It probably makes me screw my face up when I take a sip, but it’s not completely undrinkable.

0-10: Ugh. No. Never again. To me, undrinkable.

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