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I enjoy my mint in tea, but up until recently it has been fresh spearmint from my garden in my iced tea. Since discovering loose leaf teas early this winter, I have come to really enjoy peppermint in teas, but haven’t had too many with spearmint yet.

Last evening my stomach wasn’t so happy with the pizza I’d had for lunch, so I decided a mint tea mint be good thing to try. I got a box of this at a “white elephant” Christmas exchange with my family, and a sample from hapatite – Thanks :)

I used a big mug with this and probably should have used 2 tea bags, but went with one and a long steep time. The result was nice, mild, and minty. As it cooled a bit, I noticed an aftertaste that I was familiar with.. not a great taste, but not offensive. I recognized it as the flavor my iced spearmint tea gets if we don’t drink it fast enough and it sits in the fridge too long… so it must be a residual flavor from the spearmint. I haven’t noticed it with peppermint blends thus far. I think this a great tea for when you need to grab something easy, refreshing, and caffeine free.

I think I’ve decided that I need to plant a peppermint patch somewhere on our property… far enough from the spearmint so as to not cross each other. I could dry the leaves and play with some of my own blends next winter, and of course use it fresh during the summertime :) I might even seek out a chocolate mint plant to experi"mint" with… Sorry! Couldn’t resist!

carol who

I had a chocolate mint plant last summer and I enjoyed with several of my teas. I felt it added a mild chocolate flavor to my teas but was weak on its own. I may have under leafed it. I’m planning on trying it again this summer (which seems very, very far away! Expecting 5-8 inches of snow today. Oh yeah! Sarcasm intended)

Suziqzer

Thanks for the info. I will have to see if I can find some of it locally. I know I’ve seen it before, but not every summer. I hope they stock it tho year :). I’ll keep in mind to use plenty of leaf. Mint grows so well that shouldn’t be a problem.

I understand the summer being so far away! Kids are coming home from school early today (they were supposed to have it off for President’s Day, but had to make up too many snow days so they went to school), country roads are drifting shut-again, and ice/snow mixture expected to start anytime. I think I’d rather have your snow… But then again, that drifts here and shuts school down too much.

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carol who

I had a chocolate mint plant last summer and I enjoyed with several of my teas. I felt it added a mild chocolate flavor to my teas but was weak on its own. I may have under leafed it. I’m planning on trying it again this summer (which seems very, very far away! Expecting 5-8 inches of snow today. Oh yeah! Sarcasm intended)

Suziqzer

Thanks for the info. I will have to see if I can find some of it locally. I know I’ve seen it before, but not every summer. I hope they stock it tho year :). I’ll keep in mind to use plenty of leaf. Mint grows so well that shouldn’t be a problem.

I understand the summer being so far away! Kids are coming home from school early today (they were supposed to have it off for President’s Day, but had to make up too many snow days so they went to school), country roads are drifting shut-again, and ice/snow mixture expected to start anytime. I think I’d rather have your snow… But then again, that drifts here and shuts school down too much.

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37 yr old wife and mother who left her day job to take care of our son. Now running a property management business with my hubby.

I grew up on Lipton -hot w/milk & sugar, Lipton iced w/fresh spearmint and sugar, and Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime … Don’t criticize.

I came across Good Earth Original Sweet and Spicy out of chance and it spurred my interested in trying new teas because it was a flavor I had never had before in a tea. I’m now new to the world of loose leaf teas and looking forward to learning what I like as I journey through some new flavors. Hubby has always enjoyed the occasional cup when we’ve been out and about at restaurants.. now we will find out what good teas are really all about! On with the adventures!

Still relatively new to loose leaf, but I’m learning… Coconut, cinnamon, chai, chocolate, mint, & pineapple are just a few of the flavors I enjoy. I have found that I can do green teas so long as there are other flavors as well and it isn’t the primary flavor. I have only found 1 rooibos blend that was too woodsy for me, most of the time the base is hidden or blends well enough w/flavored versions for my liking. I’m beginning to enjoy fruit teas more and more. I occasionally like a straight black tea.

Hubby likes milder flavors, any base, berry flavors, sweet aromas, sometimes tart, and or floral, and chocolate to my surprise! Almost the opposite of me.. go figure!

My 8 year old just took interest and loves root beer.. so far Butterbeer is a hit, but we haven’t tried any root beer or cola teas yet.. soon thanks to the Marvelous MissB for sending some samples. He enjoyed Winter Nog (Della Terra) recently, but turned away something else I gave him.. darn if I can’t remember now what it was!

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