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drank Vanilla Mint by Golden Moon Tea
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I got this tea with the iced tea set. I bought the set for the Coconut Pouchong and the the iced tea pitcher and the Vanilla Mint was an added bonus. I like green and black tea blends, when they are combined with sweet vanilla mint it makes for a fantastic tea in multiple ways.

I first had the tea hot with no sugar. It has a sweet vanilla flavor with the cooling mint aftertaste. The mint can be tasted upfront in the tea, but it is the cooling mouth feel after that is the selling point.

The tea is also good hot with sugar, however the sugar actually makes it too sweet for me to enjoy.

However, my favorite way to enjoy this tea is iced. The flavors are the same, a rich green and black blend with vanilla and mint, but iced it is sweet, cool and refreshing.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I love blends, but I can’t figure out how they expect it to taste as good as it should when black and green teas have different steeping parameters. Good to see it turned out well in spite of that!:)

Cinoi

Yea, I agree, that especially concerns me when I make my own blends. But nonetheless, this one seems to work with the median brew time.

Cofftea

For my own blends I’ve been known to steep one tea, decant, then use that tea as the liquid to steep the other… but that’s insanely putzy!

Cinoi

That does make sense and it is how it should be done, but I am very lazy so I usually go for the median brew time. :)

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Cofftea

I love blends, but I can’t figure out how they expect it to taste as good as it should when black and green teas have different steeping parameters. Good to see it turned out well in spite of that!:)

Cinoi

Yea, I agree, that especially concerns me when I make my own blends. But nonetheless, this one seems to work with the median brew time.

Cofftea

For my own blends I’ve been known to steep one tea, decant, then use that tea as the liquid to steep the other… but that’s insanely putzy!

Cinoi

That does make sense and it is how it should be done, but I am very lazy so I usually go for the median brew time. :)

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I am a sarcastic perfectionist, a computer nerd, a game geek, an avid reader, a gadget guru, a wine (and tea) enthusiast, and (in my spare time) a chemist.

As I mentioned, I am a chemist, research and development to be exact, so when evaluating tea, it is much like evaluating my products: I will find the flaws and do my very best to fix them because it is what I love to do. Along those lines, nothing is perfect, but can have perfect qualities, I will highlight those also.

I made a preliminary guide to my rating scale:
0-19 – Did not like anything about the tea, feel it cannot be saved without being reformulated.
20-40 – Did not like the tea, it can be saved with extreme amounts of tweaking (i.e., sugar, milk, honey and or blending with another tea)
41-60 – Neutral about the tea, it can be helped or hurt by additives or blends, varied temperatures and steep times
61-70 – Decent tea, needs a little bit of help to get it in the place I like it, but definitely not out of reach
71-80 – Quality tea, liked it, will try again
81-90 – Really enjoyed the tea, high quality, will continue to drink the tea, not looking for something better
91-100 – Loved the tea, will continue to brew and drink and spread the word about the tea to everyone

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