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drank Vanilla Mint by Golden Moon Tea
911 tasting notes

Mmm. Mint. Creamy mint. I am seriously going to keep the package around just so I can sniff at it. The mint feels so good in my nose. Mint is good. Not sure on the water temp (go brewing at work!) but I’m guessing around 195-ish. I let it cool for a minute or two before putting the leaves in. While I waited, I sniffed the package.

I also studied the dry leaves while I waited and kind of wish I hadn’t. The Gunpowder looks like mouse droppings. I feel like there has been a mouse wandering through my leaves. It’s bringing up bad memories of mouse droppings on my desk and a no-kill trap being chewed open and the forced use of a less-than-no-kill trap. Let’s just brew this up and forget all about mice.

Sadly, all brewed up this tea doesn’t smell as friendly to my sinuses as the leaf did. It’s sort of musty with a tinge of mint. As it cools a bit I get more mint and less musty. Maybe a hint of vanilla.

Sipping it tastes like a milder version of the 50/50 blend I do of Adagio’s spearmint herbal and cream-flavored black teas. I was going to say blander but it’s not. I think it’s got a bit more depth to the flavor. It’s actually nice but not what I was expecting based on the strong smell in the package. I get the vanilla most as I inhale while taking a sip and then there is a bit of mint-with-solidity-which-I’m-assuming-is-tea taste and then the whoosh of mint after I swallow.

This is nice and accomplishes what it sets out to do (be a creamy mint tea) but ultimately, I just don’t find it all that impressive.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
Jillian

Aww, but I could tell you all sorts of fun stories about trapping deer mice for my Wildlife Management class…. ;P

gmathis

I’m with you on the unfortunate appearance of gunpowder … you should SEE the faces at work when I spill a few leaves on the counter when filling a tea bag and pick them up and drop them in my cup ….

fcmonroe

@gmathis—That’s funny!!

I still remember the one time we had a mouse. I was in university housing, and they put down poison so the droppings were a sort of teal green. Someone left out an empty bag of potatoe chips, the rodent crawled in, the bag tipped, and he couldn’t get out!! Worked much better than the glue traps which were totally ignored.

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Jillian

Aww, but I could tell you all sorts of fun stories about trapping deer mice for my Wildlife Management class…. ;P

gmathis

I’m with you on the unfortunate appearance of gunpowder … you should SEE the faces at work when I spill a few leaves on the counter when filling a tea bag and pick them up and drop them in my cup ….

fcmonroe

@gmathis—That’s funny!!

I still remember the one time we had a mouse. I was in university housing, and they put down poison so the droppings were a sort of teal green. Someone left out an empty bag of potatoe chips, the rodent crawled in, the bag tipped, and he couldn’t get out!! Worked much better than the glue traps which were totally ignored.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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