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drank Peppermint by Harney & Sons
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I was out this morning, at Cucina and Co., a place where there’s lots of gourmet food, but it’s usually high-priced. I really wanted tea to go along with my breakfast, and the options were very, very slim. There was only Bigelow-everything, Twinings English Breakfast, and this. Since the tea was going to cost me $1.67, I figured that I’d pick out something that I hadn’t tried yet. And since I’ve heard great things about Harney & Sons (and have really enjoyed their Decaf Ceylon when I had the chance), I gave this one a shot.

I wasn’t disappointed. This one was the best peppermint I’ve ever had in a bag. It comes fairly close to loose leaf, I’d even say. The taste was incredibly fresh and light, with a great, great minty kick. That menthol feeling coating your mouth was sublime. It didn’t have any of the bitterness that I sometimes taste in peppermint. I really enjoyed the entirety of my cup. Was it what I planned on drinking originally this morning? Nope. But for on-the-go, it definitely worked in my favor.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 15 sec
sophistre

I don’t usually like mint in my food or drink…it reminds me too much of mouthwash or toothpaste. When I was down in DC in October, though, we went to this fantastic Morroccan restaurant, and they served (of course) Morroccan mint tea at the end of it…with the pouring-from-on-high tradition and everything (there were bellydancers and giant pots of food you eat with your hands in a circle, that’s the kind of place I’m talking about). I could probably drink VATS of the stuff prepared the way they had, and I’ve been kind of wanting a mint tea since then…maybe I’ll give this one a go!

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sophistre

I don’t usually like mint in my food or drink…it reminds me too much of mouthwash or toothpaste. When I was down in DC in October, though, we went to this fantastic Morroccan restaurant, and they served (of course) Morroccan mint tea at the end of it…with the pouring-from-on-high tradition and everything (there were bellydancers and giant pots of food you eat with your hands in a circle, that’s the kind of place I’m talking about). I could probably drink VATS of the stuff prepared the way they had, and I’ve been kind of wanting a mint tea since then…maybe I’ll give this one a go!

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22-year-old NYC girl just starting out on her tea adventures! I used to hate tea. If you asked me a few years ago what I thought of tea, I’d tell you it tasted like hot, dirty dishwater. Not anymore! I acquired a taste for tea when I started drinking peppermint tea for my upset stomach problems. From there I graduated to teas like chamomile and Lipton. But Lipton wasn’t strong enough!

I’m getting the hang of this loose leaf thing. Black’s my default, but I’ve found that I really love teas that fall into every category. I’m a purist – I always drink my tea neat. I prefer unflavored tea over flavored tea, and really dislike anything flavored with artificial-tasting substances. I’ve grown up a bit in my tea drinking, and I find that novelty appeals to me less and less.

I also am the happy girlfriend of the boy that created the tea randomizer, which can be found here: http://www.jaydeee.net/pickatea.php

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