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drank Asian Mint by TeaFrog
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As I sat at my kitchen table this morning, trying to decide on a tea to drink before breakfast, they typical questions swam through my head. “Do I want white tea?” “Do I want green tea?” “Do I want black tea?” Well, this morning, I was able to deal with two of those questions at once in the form of TeaFrog’s Asian Mint Tea! This tea is a blend of gunpowder green tea and Ceylon Orange Pekoe black tea. Contrary to how it may sound, Orange Pekoe is a designation for a high quality tea leaf.

I heated water as though I were making a green tea, wanting to not scald the gunpowder green tea leaves. Three minutes of infusion later, and I had myself a cup of tea that looked like a typical, light, black tea. Seeing nothing different about it, I took a whiff of the tea. That is when I could smell the smoky, vegetal green tea aroma wafting out of the blend. And they mix perfectly!

At the forefront of the flavor is the black tea. Mild and yet flavorful, it leads this tea blend well. Then the gunpowder comes into the mix for the finish, and, with a smoky roar, sweeps pleasantly through the taste. This was really delicious. I can imagine that a bit of milk would add to this tea, if milk in tea is to your liking. This might become a new favorite for my morning cup! On my personal enjoyment scale, I would rate this tea a 91/100.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Milk and mint … never thought about putting the two together, but it would do sort of an Irish creme jig, wouldn’t it?

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gmathis

Milk and mint … never thought about putting the two together, but it would do sort of an Irish creme jig, wouldn’t it?

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“I love trading tea and trying new teas. My favourites are oolong (mainly Chinese) and pu’erh.
Will gladly talk all day about tea.”

The above was my bio when I joined five years ago, and I felt it needed to be updated. I still love pu’erh, though I have begun to take preference toward cooked, shou. Oolongs are certainly still a go-to tea for me, but I have expanded my horizons to begin including greens and blacks based upon the weather and how I am feeling.

Still more than glad to talk about tea – anytime, anywhere, anyplace.
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My ratings, this “personal enjoyment scale” about which I talk, are just that – based on how much I enjoyed the tea. I might have enjoyed it immensely, yet do not keep it stocked for various reasons. On the flip side, I have a few teas that are “good” but not “great,” which I keep stocked for various reasons.

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