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I’m on the second steeping, the first was 4 minutes and this one is 5.

I love that I’ve found a peppermint tea that has a black tea base instead of herbal. There was a piece of candy cane in my steeping about an inch long, which is why I opted for a second steeping.

The aroma is very strong. I have it sitting on the floor while I write on the couch and it’s still a delightfully strong smell. I can’t actually see the color since I’m using a dark mug (just trying to cover all the tasting basics;)).

While the second steeping is still quite minty, it’s not worth it except for that. Not much tea flavor leftover. It also appears to be a bit oily in my cup – is this the tea or something I’m doing wrong, you can see it on the side of the cup as I drink it down, too.

The tea is good though, regardless of the other stuff. I enjoy it and have given it as a gift, too. Regarding the note someone mentioned earlier (forgive me for not remembering) mine does not have a name attached to it but I do also have the peppermint candy blend which does have a name attached which I do not remember at the moment).

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