This is a backlog –
Okay, I thought I’d rated this one. Had it a while back, when I got my ValenTEAS sampler from 52 teas. I love the Moroccan Mint from Teavana because it is minty, but man this tea is the equivalent of chewing gum minty-ness – my mouth was cold from drinking hot tea!
I really didn’t get any vanilla flavor, though, and I don’t know that I will be getting it again – but it was still a solid tea and I’m glad I tried it.
This is a backlog –
I’m still amazed with how much I like this one – I just don’t do mint teas normally.
But I took a teabag of this to work and even in a styrofoam cup, with inexact steeping times and water that was most likely too hot – even with all that, it was just the recharge that I needed.
I think it must be the vanilla. Regardless, if the boyfriend likes this as much as I do we may need to do something about it..
Every time I drink a green tea I ask myself why I don’t drink them MORE.
This one I bought especially for my boyfriend, lover of all mint green teas. I figured he’d like getting a dose of spearmint and peppermint, since usually mint teas feature one or the other. It wasn’t until after I bought it and read the description closer that I realized there would be vanilla too, which made me excited because I love vanilla enough to overcome my meh feelings about mint.
The dry leaf smells “like toothpaste” to the boyfriend, but the vanilla is really easy to pick up in the scent and its has more of a complexity to me than that. Maybe like a grasshopper? It’s very well balanced and heady, whatever it is. I could live in that smell.
Steeped 2.5 tsp at the below parameters, the smell thankfully doesn’t change except to have more vegetal undertones from the green tea. Taste wise, I get vanilla, mint and sencha, and then the cooling feeling of mint after I swallow. The texture is quite creamy from the vanilla, too. This is really doing a number on my palate, I’ve got to say.
I’m quite happy to have picked up two pouches of this – one will go to work with him, and one will stay here for us. I imagine this would be an excellent tea to drink in the summer, and if summer ever happens here again (seriously, March? FLURRIES? This is Atlanta) this is the first cold brew I’ll be making!
Had this iced last night (it’s getting into the high 60s during the day so I needed something refreshing). I have lived off of Lipton iced tea bags since I was very small, but I had yet to branch out and make my good teas iced. So this was my first foray into that.
I was definitely refreshed! The tea was very strongly minty but pleasantly so. I think I prefer it iced over hot, to be honest. We’ll see how the rest of my iced tea experiments go!