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drank Pu-erh Vanilla Mint by Rishi Tea
181 tasting notes

My friend Daniel has a theory about anything food-related: if the presentation and harmony of the colors looks appealing, it usually ends up tasting good too. I think this tea fits in very well with his theory.

The leaves, after you remove them from the pot, look beautiful. Bright green mint leaves on a bed of dark pu-erh, with a few smaller light brown pieces of spice and a couple twigs sprinkled on top. Kind of like someone took an oak tree and smushed it into the strainer.

Taste-wise it’s pretty mindblowing. The flavors are distinct too. First you taste the pu-erh and think “hmmm, maybe this needs to be sweeter”, then the vanilla comes in, says “hey guys, what’d I miss?” before the mint sneaks up from behind and leaves you with that fresh, just-brushed-my-teeth feeling.

Which usually means it’s time to take another sip.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
Carolyn

My father says that the beauty of the food’s presentation is actually part of what we taste, so I think that Daniel’s theory has a lot to recommend it.

Mike

So this is it, huh? Your top rated tea? Interesting.

Let’s just say this one may have jumped a little higher on my shopping list…

Jack

Until I have something even more addictive, yes! Lately I’ve been in a less-caffeine kind of mode, so that may play a factor into the rating…

Auggy

Pu-erh scares me but this does sound tempting…

takgoti

Ugh, I really need to put another Rishi order through soon.

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Carolyn

My father says that the beauty of the food’s presentation is actually part of what we taste, so I think that Daniel’s theory has a lot to recommend it.

Mike

So this is it, huh? Your top rated tea? Interesting.

Let’s just say this one may have jumped a little higher on my shopping list…

Jack

Until I have something even more addictive, yes! Lately I’ve been in a less-caffeine kind of mode, so that may play a factor into the rating…

Auggy

Pu-erh scares me but this does sound tempting…

takgoti

Ugh, I really need to put another Rishi order through soon.

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