65
drank Graveyard Mist by 52teas
1964 tasting notes

TTB-A, sample! This is totally not a tea I would ever seek out, but now that it’s in front of me, I’ll try a sample.

The funny thing about mint and me is that I like mint, but I seemingly never want to eat or drink it. I think because it tends to blast my tastebuds and I think almost nothing besides chocolate goes with mint, so I can’t eat or drink anything else during or after eating/drinking it. But this has such good ratings, and I do like the idea of marshmallows, so I’ll try it. What’s else is a traveling tea box for, anyway?

Steeped, it smells minty, and not unlike the mint julep I just had a couple of days ago. The sip is smooth and, well, very minty. I’m afraid I don’t taste marshmallow in any way, shape, or form, except perhaps in the most abstract way of a candy-like quality. By which I don’t mean actual sweetness, but more if you could somehow divorce candy from sugar. Which I don’t know how you would do. There’s a bit of bitterness creeping into this as it cools a bit which is kind of odd; it’s hiding back behind the sharpness of the mint, but I can feel it on my tongue, and hanging around in the aftertaste.

Well unfortunately you have to put me with those that don’t love this blend. Maybe if I added sugar and bourbon, hah!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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