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Ok, I’m re-rating this and moving it downwards. It is far too easy to oversteep this tea and get a bitter, cloying mess.
I had a huge tin of this that I whittled down over the weekend while visiting my in-laws. I don’t know what it is about this blend (which I mixed myself from the peppermint and spearmint that I had in my cupboard), but this blend just doesn’t work. It smells nice, but the taste is really chemically and not that minty at all.
Anyways, I drank enough of this over the weekend that it’s now approaching sipdown status. When I empty the tin, my remaining spearmint (which I like a lot more) will go in, and my cupboard will be a place of happiness and light.
The past few times I brewed this, I thought it tasted really sharp and harsh – almost heartburn inducing. This made me want to toss the whole mix out, since I still have a whole bunch of the two unblended varieties of mint, and I thought the harshness came from mixing them together.
Then I checked the label for each type of mint and realized I’d been oversteeping by at least TWICE the recommended length of time. >_<
So I’ve learned my lesson: try and keep it to a minute, tops. This time it’s been much better, though I did make sure to add a spoonful of honey.
Oh god, what a nice surprise !
I had tried to mix Peppermint Amour with Pure Chai a few days ago and I thought it was really interesting. Now this… this is amazing ! The peppermint was a bit overpowering but the spearmint is just perfect. I put one tsp of each and I can taste as much spicy chai as mint. Perfect balance and perfect combination, I love it ! Everything’s better with mint (well, almost everything…)
I’m actually thinking about buying more Pure Chai even though I don’t enjoy it that much just to be able to make more of this blend. Wow.
I love peppermint and chai and I’ve recently read the description of a chai tea with some mint in it, so I decided to mix those 2 teas from David’s Tea together and see.
I love it ! It’s very nice. Spicy and comforting, just perfect on this very cold afternoon. I put 1 tsp of each, but next time I’ll try with a little less peppermint as it can be overpowering and I don’t taste Pure Chai as much as I would like in it. I might also try it with Spearmint instead of Peppermint next time, we’ll see.
Just tried this blend, as the peppermint is one of my favourites and the spearmint, while it smells lovely, leaves an earthy “grass” taste in my mouth, which I don’t like. Steeped the combination for 4-5 minutes and it still tasted a bit off. Added 1 packet of sugar and its delicious!
Right so late night teatime results in Owlies Tea Alchemy! I’ve been experimenting, and finally put one of my concoctions down. The autumn teas have inspired me this year and they all blend so well together…
So i hated up a mug of milk and got ready. Sidenote, I’m going through this phase where I don’t use water at all, I just steep directly into hot milk. As such, my taste might be slightly different than yours. Anyway. Half a spoon of Forever Nuts went in, plus a heaping full spoon of Sugar and Spice. What I didn’t want was it to turn out too sweet and nutty, what I wanted was the Sugar and Spice to be prominent. And I think I got that here. Turned the milk a lovely shade of light pink, though if you’re using water I imagine it’ll be more of a maroon/amber.
The spice is definitely the dominant one here, and the milk brings out the sweetness in it more, which blends well with Nuts. This owl is even detecting hints of apple cinnamon… hmm…. Perhaps a second steep of this is in order, perhaps with some Moms Apple Pie…
This tea… it just feels right.
I’ve actually been scheming to blend these two teas for a while now, but for some reason the Toasted Marshmallow triggered something in my pregnant nose/taste-buds that made me abandon it after the first cup. However, when mixed with Cookie Dough both teas compliment each other perfectly! Like drinking liquid s’mores or macadamia nut cookies. And made as a latte? I’ve died and gone to tea heaven…
Sidenote: My 23-month-old likes this latte just as much as I do, good thing I made double so we can share.
This is one that I ordered with my first order and mostly because I like the name and thought hmm thats what I need! (big sucker for cute marketing!) any hoo! the taste well I wish it was a fruity but it was kinda minty and vix vapor rub kinda taste lol (no I have never ate vix vapor rub) its very tollerable tho. I should have not drank it so early! I didnt wanna do anything! lol def going to be a once in awile tea!
Courtney sent me a bit of each of these, and I couldn’t decide which one I wanted more last night… so I mixed a little bit of spearmint in with the peppermint. It was amazing and delicious and soothing and I am a big fan.
I put some in the fridge, too, because I love mint water. Gah. I will be drinking this frequently.
I don’t know why I’m so hesitant to mix teas, like I’m gonna blow something up if it goes wrong. At worst it will taste terrible and I’ll have to toss it. Which I suppose is almost as bad.
So today I took the plunge. And it turned out really yummy! I used 2/3 milk oolong and 1/3 vanilla orchid, and it had the best of both worlds; rich and creamy with a hint of vanilla sweetness. Kinda like eating a spoonful of whipped cream from a cake. Mmm, whipped cream. I think I’ll have another s̶c̶o̶o̶p̶ cup!
It’s miserable outside and I don’t feel like leaving my apartment. So I made myself a piña colada… kind of. With tea instead of rum.
GAH. SO GOOD.
EDIT: I’m still drinking this. For the third steep, I added about a half-teaspoon of Buttered Rum. And now I am debating pouring in some vanilla vodka, hahahaha!
It’s an interesting mash up…I wanted to use the last of the Prairie Berry sample from my pal indigobloom but had, in past, found it to be a little lacking and mild…so I decided to give it a boost by mixing the last of it in with some of the new Organic Berry Good. I used about a tsp of each, though the latter tea was low in pu erh leaf, IMHO.
An interesting mash up…I am definitely getting a tart and juicy feeling on my my tongue, but I am not sure which tea is contributing that. It could be the Saskatoon berries from the Prairie Berry or the hibiscus from the Organic Berry Good. At the same time, there is a smooth tone surrounding that.
I’m not sure I would make this mix again, as this was just a way to use up the Prairie Berry, but it certainly isn’t bad. I’m not sure the various berries merry together perfectly, t be honest, but there are tart elements of both, so they’re not too bad together.
I think the milk and sugar helped contribute to mellow it out a bit.
Needed something to lull me into sleep after roughly a day of consciousness and 6 hours of border-crossing Greyhound-taking stupidity.
Mother’s Little Helper, with its lovely Valerian content, is meant to help relax muscles and aid in the sleep cycle. The chamomile is meant to soothe. The Orange Blossom adds vanilla and a touch of sweetness to the overall flavour. Brews to a deep golden yellow. Tastes very strongly of orange and lemongrass, with hints of mint.
I might keep this blend in my cupboard after all.
Started off my day with this yesterday…..yum yum yum. My local Davids needs to get all of their teas back in stock, darn it! I keep trying to buy a tin of green mate, but they’ve been out of it for ages. Sadface.
The mate added an earthy note that only enhanced the deliciousness of the Goji Pop. It was a very lovely day to start my day.
Okay, time for a more in-depth review. I fell in love with this tea yesterday. The green mate adds a touch of earthiness to the blend, which works beautifully well for the rooibos, my wife said it cuts some of the sweetness, which is a definite plus in her book. It’s the beauty of that creamy orangey Orange Blossom with the caffeine boost of mate. It’s just about perfect, in my books, and something I plan to stock up on ASAP. Maybe I’ll get a tin of straight OB, and then a tin of half OB and half mate….yum yum yum!