I really need more self control when it comes to tea.
Having fallen in love with Tin Roof Teas Moroccan Mint, I wanted to taste others. I had my daughter pick this up in Raleigh last night so I could compare the two. The two of us sat down for an “apples to apples” tasting.
The aroma was very similar to Tin Roof Tea’s MM. That is where the similarity ended. Before I removed the infuser basket, one sniff told me I was still going to be buying the one from TRT. I thought at first that I was to going to like the Teavana version at all, but now I can honestly say it is apples to oranges to compare the two.
The TRT version is mostly mint, lots and lots of fresh, tasty mint and no smoke. The Teavana version tastes like a slightly smokey gunpowder green with spearmint.
I need to do the tasting over again, because I noticed that their steeping recommendations are very different. TRT says 194F while Teavana says 175F, yet I made both teas with the same temp water.
The Teavana version isn’t bad, and if you love gunpowder green and want to taste it more, that might be the way to go. But my favorite is still TRT, so I think I will stop trying others and stick with what I know I love!