This came from the wonderful MissB and I’m glad she shared it with me.
When I went through the box she sent me, I opened some of the bags and smelled them & somehow I managed to lose the Ziploc baggie that this sample was in… so I kept wondering what that wonderful overwhelming mint smell was. As I shuffled back through the box I found this.. and that was it! Mint chocolate chip came to mind… even my 8 year old agreed that the smell was spot on.
Steeped the color is light and fragrance minty and green tea like. When it was still very hot, all I got was green tea.. not a favorite of mine by itself… have to have some additional flavor to make it work for me.
As it cooled, the mint flavor came through more and more and the green tea base disappeared some, but still very present. The chocolate is there as it cools, but very light for me… I’m tempted to add some chocolate bits next time I try it and see if it doesn’t improve it for me. I did add a small bit of raw sugar, which helped bring out the mint more, but less than my normal amount. I think I’m finding I’m using less and less on many of them lately.