This peppermint tea is positively delightful. I found it at the grocery store, oddly enough, and although it was on the expensive side (I believe $8.95 for 45g), I’ve been trying to find a deep, flavourful, earthy, sinus clearing, eye stinging, strong peppermint. So, I was willing to shell out a little bit of extra cash in the pursuit of this tea.
First off, I love its simplicity. I know, I know, why wouldn’t it be simple? It’s peppermint. But there’s something so innocent and sweet about peppermint tea.
This one is actually quite strong. I used 3 tsp for about 20 oz. I also used my Brewt (http://www.brewts.com/brewt_brewt.cfm) for this tea, in order to extract all of its peppermint-y delight. I’m also being a weirdo and pouring it out of my Brewt sip by sip, just so it stays hot and keeps steeping. But hey, I can do it, so why not?
It’s currently a perfect amber liquor. I am enjoying it immensely. It has succeeded in actually: Burning my eyes, clearing my sinuses, and has accomplished a deep, full body. But where is the earthiness? When I say earthiness, I almost want my peppermint to have a bit of a raw, dirt-like taste underneath. I don’t want my peppermint tea to taste like dirt, but I want it to taste like it came from the ground. A little bit. Of course, I’m comparing to the best peppermint tea I’ve ever had – and you can only purchase it at Ste. Anne’s Spa (or online) here in Ontario, which runs at $14 per 35g. http://www.steannes.com/tea.html.
Anyway, in conclusion, for a grocery store purchase, it’s all systems go. GOOD ENOUGH!
nourishtea’s minty igloo is grown in Oregon, USA. It’s an authentic, unblended (certified organic) peppermint. Our packaging says the following of minty igloo: “nothing beats a warm cup of peppermint to calm your nerves at the end of the day or settle your stomach at the end of a great meal”. We really jumped the gun on this one…. we had no idea how minty fresh this peppermint really was when we wrote this copy! minty igloo is like FIRST KISS fresh. It’s “see your breath” minty fresh. You’ll love it as much as we do. Steep for three minutes, add perhaps a small tea spoon of organic cane sugar (at most)… and sit back as we blow your minty mind.
nourishtea minty igloo has become the crown jewel of the herbal group…