Alright, I’ll sum it up here: On it’s own – very unimpressive and chore to finish. As part of a Moroccan Mint-like home blend – superb. However, I do recommend a strong, full bodied green like gunpowder to be able to tangle with the powerful spearmint flavor. Enjoy!
5 Tasting Notes
Hm. I’m not sure how to go about this. I’m sure that this is a wonderful chamomile tea, but it was also my first chamomile tea… I do not like chamomile tea. I’ll try it other ways, maybe blended with other teas, but I do not expect to change my mind, unless I’d done something horribly wrong with my first brewing. Sorry chamomile-lovers.
This is my very favorite mug of peppermint tea. (Or any mint tea, for that matter!) It tastes exactly how you hope it will on its own, and is magnificently versatile when it comes to blending with all sorts of green and black teas.
The blueberry scent seemed very artificial to me and I was justifiably worried that it would carry into the taste. The first time I brewed this tea with just the recommended two tablespoons I thought it tasted like a hot mug of dirty water, even with sugar. I tried again with a bit more leaf and was very happy. It tastes mostly like blueberry, but with a mild, pleasant note of white tea behind the fruity flavoring. This tea is very light and delicate with a clean finish. Personally, I prefer it iced with a bit of sugar to help fill out the blueberry flavor.
The first time I tried this tea it was mixed with spearmint to make a Moroccan Mint blend. I used one teaspoon of gunpowder and two teaspoons of spearmint. The first steeping just tasted like spearmint with a very mild grassy note behind it, so I was worried I had gotten the proportions wrong, but there was a big change with the second steeping. All of the sudden the minty flavor was matched by smokey, full-bodied, powerful green tea. Maybe my first steeping was too short, but either way this gunpowder is definitely a keeper!