I steeped this for a good long while, and it came out really nice and strong. Very calming on the stomach, and a soothing herbal for the night. I happen to love the menthol feel that peppermint tea leaves in your mouth!
More peppermint for a really garbagy morning. :(
Random note of the day: this tea brews up to a really funky color. I guess I never paid attention, but the edges are green and the middle is this clay brown. Bizarre. Whatever.
Since I spent most of the night (and the night isn’t over, since I’m typing this at 3 am) curled in the fetal position, I figured I could use something calming and soothing.
I didn’t want any traces of caffeine at all, and I didn’t think I could stomach another round of chamomile, so in this goes.
All I know is that it’s getting staler tasting and weirder tasting, and the only redeeming value of this guy is that minty aftertaste. Which tastes stale now. Which is sort of the antithesis of mint, but whatever.
This has not been the best of days in a string of just plain sucky days, so I guess it’s appropriate that the tea has been mediocre as well.
Backlogging from last night and oh my.
So, I went away with my friends to a trip to my friend’s cabin in the woods a last month, and I brought some teabags with me. I had one left-over bag that I found yesterday of peppermint from that trip, and decided to steep it.
What a big mistake! What a foul, stale brew that tasted like twigs and had this bizarre, bitter taste. I threw out my cup and immediately steeped another cup (from a fresh bag), which tasted much, much better.
I doubt I’m going to have much time to pause today and tomorrow due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, so my tealog is going to be fairly vacant. But I really can’t wait to try the loose leaf tea that’s coming my way (and should be here super-soon).
Guys, I think it’s officially happened.
That bagged tea tastes far inferior to loose leaf. I can’t believe it’s happened so fast… a complete takeover!
This peppermint does not smell particularly good. There’s a lot of nice mintiness to it, but it lacks the sweetness and pure, sweet oomph that loose leaf and even Harney & Son’s bagged variety have. It tastes… sort of stale. And even a bit murky. And somewhat bitter. And I think I can almost taste… the paper. NOOOOOO.
I’m sort of sad, because I have a lot of this and I used to really like it. But now I think I’m going to have to bump this puppy from a 75 rating down to 50. Sorry CS, you’re just not cutting it anymore!
I was busy making Decaf Ceylon by Adagio for both the mom and the boyfriend (who both lurves it, by the way!) to really concentrate on my own cup. So in went the bag of peppermint… and it just sat there. And sat there.
Today this pretty much tastes like nothing. Which is okay, because I shared the gift of loose leaf with others. YAY.
I’m feeling really awful. As a result, this goes into my tummy.
Just another cup at night before going to bed. I don’t think I steeped this long enough; it’s not as strong as I usually like it. I wasn’t really paying attention, which was probably the problem.