Mint Humbug (Whole Leaf Silky Pyramid)

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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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The inspiration behind this blend… There is nothing bah humbug when it comes to our Mint Humbug. There are also no black and white stripes. Instead, we’ve selected the leaves of the finest, greenest peppermint and spearmint plants.

Theses are gently dried and cut, releasing their intense mint aroma and buttery flavour, for a sweet, refreshing taste with every sip.

The peppermint leaves, with their naturally high essential oil and cooling spearmint give this infusion it’s really refreshing taste.

It’s naturally caffeine free and has no added sugar so you can drink it any time of the day.

Our new silk teabags deliver all the flavour of loose leaf tea, but with the convenience of a bag!

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1723 tasting notes

I’ve tried a few mint teas in my time, but I’ve yet to find one I really like. I’ve found them all sort of lacklustre and one-dimensional. This is the biggest exception so far, perhaps because it’s a blend of both Peppermint and Spearmint. Perhaps that’s what I’ve been looking for all along.

Let’s just say for starters that I don’t think this tea quite lives up to its “Mint Humbug” name. It lacks the vanilla for that, and the sweetness that would give. It certainly smells like a Mint Humbug, though, and it’s a stellar mint tea.

In the cup, this tea brews to a medium olive green/brown colour. It smells strongly of mint (as you might expect!), but almost as if you’re smelling mint leaves fresh from the plant, rather than the stale afterthought I’ve often found in mint tea. To taste, you get a strong hit of cooling menthol, and then a lovely sweet finish from the spearmint.

Put simply, this is divine. I may try replicating an actual mint humbug by blending with some vanilla, or maybe adding a pod to the cup as I brew it, but that’s for a later date. For now, I’m just content to enjoy this tea — my favourite mint to date!

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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